My son has decided it's cruel to eat turkey. Now what?Ask him to explain to you why he thinks it is cruel to eat turkey. You want to make sure his motivations for not eating meat are sincere, and that he is not becoming a vegetarian to get attention or to avoid eating foods that he doesn’t like. If you child’s response is legitimate, it is important to respect his choice and not to force ...
What are some Halloween activities for kids?For many parents, the idea of using sharp knives and candles to prepare decorative pumpkins makes Halloween decorating a task only for adults and older children. If you feel that your child is not quite ready to carve his own pumpkin, you can provide paints or markers for him to draw a creative face on his pumpkin.
All my son's friends will be in the other class next year. Tips?It can be difficult for children when they are separated from their friends and feel like the odd one out. You can help your son by encouraging him to make new friends with the children in his class, but also making an effort to create other opportunities for your son to play with his friends in the other classroom outside of school time.
What can I do to help my daughter catch up on math this summer?One way for young children to practice math skills is through play. Legos, board games (e.g. ThinkFun’s Math Dice Jr.), puzzles (e.g., Fat Brain Toy’s Animal Logic), building kits (e.g., MagFormers), and digital products like LeapFrog’s math cartridges, apps and DVDs all help children practice important math skills. T
Is it important for my son to learn to use an iPad?There is a lot of debate these days over young children’s use of technology — particularly the iPad. Whether or not you decide to let your child use an iPad at this age is a personal choice, and will depend on your values and views on technology.