Need ideas and suggestions for parenting your tween or preteen? Topics generally concerning children between 8 and 12 years old.

10 Activities and Tips Develop Children’s Reading Skills

One of the major milestones in your children’s lives is learning to read. As a parent, this is a wonderful time but the prospect may cause some concerns. Since children begin learning the skills needed to read from birth, it’s important that you begin setting the stage early. Here are ten activities and tips to […]

Motivate and Challenge Gifted Children

Gifted children have a great capacity to learn quickly and efficiently. This is almost always a positive quality. The downside to this is that your child may feel bored and unmotivated when they have to keep the slower pace of peers in a group who may take a little longer to grasp the concepts taught. […]

Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in School

Having a gifted child can feel like a big responsibility. You want your child to be able to live up to their full potential, and don’t want to hold them back. Gifted children have some areas that come easily to them. Like all children, however, they each have unique circumstances that can both help and […]

Kids Woodworking – How to Support Young Carpenter (Part 2)

So, your child is interested in building and constructing with wood, otherwise known as woodwork or carpentry. You want to encourage and support your child but aren’t sure where or how to start. Part 1 of this series, Kids Woodworking – Get Ready to Encourage Young Carpenter (Part 1), would be a nice place to […]

Kids Woodworking – Get Ready to Encourage Young Carpenter (Part 1)

When your child shows an interest in woodworking, building, or tools you want to do as much as you can to encourage your young carpenter. But, how do you do that and where should you start? There are a few things you need to know and do before you dive into woodworking projects with your […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Master Gardener or Landscaper

Encourage your children who display an unusual amount of talent and interest when it comes to landscaping and gardening.

Back to School Tips to Get the Best Buys and Save

It’s time for that yearly journey to get back to school supplies and clothes. With all the great deals offered at the store, you might be tempted to buy clothing to carry your child through to spring. Fight that urge! You’ll just end up spending more money and wind up with clothes that don’t fit […]

Bad Feeling Child is Lying – No Proof

Parents have amazing intuition when it comes to their children. We tend to get a little niggling feeling, especially when something is wrong. As much as we’d like to think that we are always on target , we are human and our radar can be off. During these “uncertain” times, deciding what to do can […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Teacher

Aside from parents, teachers are our children’s most influential role models. Many children admit that they would like to teach when they grow up. The world can always use dedicated teachers, so this is a wonderful and honorable job to encourage in a child who expresses that desire. What can you do to encourage your […]

Solutions for Child’s Procrastination

Procrastination is really just a behavioral symptom of another problem or difficulty. It’s often a sign of fear of failure, fear of success, stubbornness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, or simply not knowing how to go about doing something. If you can recognize the reason for the procrastination, which usually falls into one of […]