When it comes to life skills and academics, fostering an interest in the arts could be the key to piloting your child toward excellence.
Parenting Our Children
The recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics who developed the theory of relativity. A civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on the bus and became the mother of the Freedom Movement. The astronomer who discovered the law of gravity.
Why are some kids social butterﬂies while others are as quiet as church mice? How your child interacts with others is not a direct result of environment or experiences, as some might assume.
Take a selfie with Maisy the mouse, create your own clouds or kick around a soccer ball with the Miami FC: You and your kids can do all of these things and more – much, much more!
Job, kids, housework, family… in our time-crunched world, it’s way too tempting to grab takeout and bypass the kitchen, watch TV instead of working out, and make quick decisions about important matters, even when we know we’re not choosing what’s best – for us or our children.
Drama club, track and field, debate team, soccer – extracurricular activities and sports aren’t just fun ways to pass the time, say experts. These types of pursuits yield great personal gains, too, like:
Issues around self-image, peer pressure, school performance… they can cause a teen's confidence to plummet in a heartbeat. Add to those triggers the extremely influential effects of online presence and social media, and your adolescent's ego can be powerfully undermined.
Separation anxiety – the fear children feel when they have to be away from parents or home for the first time – is a normal developmental stage for most, and kids can have those feelings of nervousness or apprehension even when they’re left with people they know well, like grandparents or aunties