TechnologyIf this year you are helping Santa Claus to pick some presents for the kids, this article might help you. Always remember that gifts are more than just things. They might form skills, create new hobbies, or even affect kids’ futures. So, if you know children who are into technology, there are a few ways to surprise them. 

shutterstock 788888128As a parent of a tween, you may be struggling to decide what’s normal and what’s concerning as your child is entering their teenage years. In this “between” stage, your child is facing new challenges and discovering what their new role means. They are no longer a child who will be content with only playing outside and pretending with friends. But, they’re not quite as independent as a teenager. It’s a stage in which hormones are introduced at different times for everyone, meaning that each tween feels they are the one out of place and can’t stop comparing themselves to their peers. And thanks to social media, they can compare themselves at all times of the day. 

testing anxietyYour head is pounding, hands are shaking, and perhaps your stomach is in knots… is it the flu???  Nope! I’m going to guess you are about to take a test and you have gone completely blank on the answers and are now freaking out.  Breathe deeply, friends, and read on to find out exactly what is happening to you. 

Know No BoundriesWhat does adventure have to do with success in academics and in life? 

Everything—if you ask Nick Bearden, the owner of Know No Boundaries, a new educational consulting firm on Hilton Head Island. Bearden founded his company in 2013 in Euharlee, Georgia while he was operating a float shop on the Etowah River. He wanted to bring adventure to the educational system and provide meaningful outdoor learning experiences to students. His company was licensed in the Town of Hilton Head Island in 2018. 

latchkey kidsWho are latchkey kids? Millions of children who let themselves in or out of empty houses and supervise themselves for an hour or more each day. With summer about to start, many children will find themselves home in an empty house.

In order to be left alone, children should want to assume the responsibility, should not be afraid to stay alone, and should be able to follow directions.   Make sure they can agree to certain rules like completing their homework and accomplishing chores. Have them participate in the planning process. They should have some ability to solve problems independently.  The simplest thing is to ask a child if he or she wants to stay alone. Most will answer truthfully.