Helping Your Child Be Their Very Best by Noemi McElearney

But, are your expectations too high? Good parents want the absolute best for their children, there’s no doubt about that. We want them to have every opportunity and chance we didn’t have growing up. That’s an honourable quality. I applaud us for wanting the best for our children. But, are we putting too much pressure … Continue reading Helping Your Child Be Their Very Best by Noemi McElearney

The Importance Of Spending Quality Time With Your Children by Noemi McElearney

Giving your undivided attention can help your children succeed in the long run  I come from a family who believes in sticking together but not communicating with each other. This is not helpful. Yes, I understand the importance of family sticking by one another thanks to them.  However, I communicated poorly with my family members … Continue reading The Importance Of Spending Quality Time With Your Children by Noemi McElearney

Being Only As Happy As Your Least Happy Child is Killing You Both by Fern Weis

How many times have you heard (or said), “You’re only as happy as your least happy child”? Wink, wink, nod, nod. Its code for ‘My kid is miserable, and so am I.’ I spent a good part of my parenting years going down into the pit with my children. Our family has had more than … Continue reading Being Only As Happy As Your Least Happy Child is Killing You Both by Fern Weis

Printed books way better than tablets for parent-child bonding: study

Reading a bedtime story to my daughter is something I look forward to all day. When it comes to story time, printed books are still “the gold standard” according to a new study which suggests parents and children have less interaction when using tablets. “The print book is a really beautiful object in that each … Continue reading Printed books way better than tablets for parent-child bonding: study

Lessons to Learn from Across the Atlantic: Who has a better educational system, the U.S. or U.K.? by Rebecca Grant

“Do you prefer the educational system here or in the U.S.?” a parent recently asked me. For context, I am an American living in the U.K. Having taught at the elementary school level in each country and now as a parent, I suppose I am uniquely placed to answer such a question. The answer is, … Continue reading Lessons to Learn from Across the Atlantic: Who has a better educational system, the U.S. or U.K.? by Rebecca Grant