Entries by c4hadmin

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Habits Children Need to Develop

Leading a healthy life consists of many different facets, including those related to our physical, mental and emotional health. As adults, we know what needs to be done to take care of ourselves, but for healthy habits to truly stick, it is best to begin encouraging them from an early age. Healthy Habits for Kids […]

Getting Into the “Spring” of Things With Your Kids

Springtime is always a welcome season—Mother Nature puts on a lovely display and there’s just a sense of “newness” that seems to come along with it. There are plenty of ways you can get into the spring of things creatively with your family, from crafts to various activities! Springtime Activities for Kids If you live in an […]

Ideas for Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is not just an issue that impacts adults—it’s also often experienced by school-age children. There are different kinds of anxiety disorders that can affect children and teens: generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobia and selective mutism. Fortunately, there are ways we can help our children cope with or overcome anxiety. It’s important […]