Public Speaking Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

  No matter your age, for most people public speaking is an overwhelming and even terrifying thought. It’s because of this that one of our main goals at Drama Kids International is to help children improve their public speaking and communication skills, while also increasing self-confidence and self-esteem through drama-related activities. Why Public Speaking Skills Are Important […]

Encouraging Eye Contact in the Age of “Text Neck”

  Technology has led to many welcome advancements in our society, but it has also had some rather unintended impacts on overall health and well-being. One of those impacts is the development of “text neck.” The term “text neck” was created by a U.S. chiropractor and is used to describe repeated stress injury and pain in […]

Getting Your Child Back Into the Swing of a New School Year

  Attention, parents, this is not a drill—back-to-school season is here! Emotions can run high at home with school starting back up for the year, but thankfully there are plenty of tips you can put into practice to help smooth over the process and help the entire family handle back-to-school season like champs. The Emotions […]

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 […]