Why Failing Sometimes Actually Benefits Children

  Failure. It’s a word we all fear and strive to avoid, and yet, it’s one that perhaps we should embrace a bit more. Per the Merriam-Webster dictionary, failure is defined as an “omission of occurrence or performance” or more specifically, “a failing to perform a duty or expected action.” Failure doesn’t have to be all […]

Identifying the Hidden Strengths in Your Child

  We know that our children are strong, but could there be some hidden strengths lying in wait, just hoping to be uncovered? The answer is most likely yes! Fortunately, there are many ways we as parents can help our children discover and identify those hidden strengths. The Importance of Strengths Many people think of […]

What Technology Can’t Teach Our Kids

  Technology is practically a part of every facet of life these days—we use it to wake up, get the news, drive our cars, browse online, and even cook. For our children, technology is also commonplace. From “smart classrooms” to the latest video game console, technology is perhaps even more intertwined in their lives than it is […]

15 Ideas for the Next Time You Hear “I’m Bored”

  “I’m bored.” Every parent’s nightmare phrase, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got some great ideas that can keep those words from exiting your child’s mouth quite so frequently! Battling Boredom When you hear your kids mention being bored, take a moment to have them think about the following things: Have you been creative? Have you played […]

How Focusing on *Your* Self-Esteem Will Help Your Child

  We all know how important having high self-esteem is for our children and have even taken an in-depth look at how to help them build up those self-esteem and confidence levels. But did you realize that one of the most important ways to help your child build up his or her self-esteem is by taking the […]

How Parents Can Help Children With Bullying Issues

Bullying is something that is unfortunately present in all areas of life, especially for our children. Thankfully, efforts made at home, school and through afterschool programs, such as those that Drama Kids International offers, can help children learn how to overcome bullying. The Impact Parents Have in Bullying Situations A recent study by the University of Maryland’s […]