Elementary School-Age

Say What?! Ways To Discourage Swearing

By |November 8th, 2017|

The first time your toddler belts out their first “potty” word—that they no doubt learned from their older sibling—your first reaction might be laughter, which you immediately regret, then a firm discussion on how potty-talk words are not okay to use.

But nothing quite prepares you for the first time they drop a swear word—especially in […]

Problem Solved! Tactics for easing homework challenges

By |November 1st, 2017|

As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. For some parents (and students), this is their first go-around with homework. For some children, it is an exciting chance to show their parents what they are working on at school. For […]

Responding To Misbehavior In The Classroom

By |October 12th, 2017|

Each school year brings about excitement and anticipation: “Whose class will my child be in? What subjects will they learn about this year? Who will be their new friends?”

New school years can also bring about new challenges. Many factors can influence a child’s behavior, including stressors at home, changes to their peer group, a recent […]

Bedwetting in Elementary School

By |August 31st, 2017|

Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed.

Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder whether […]

Teaching Your Preschooler To Stop Interrupting

By |August 1st, 2017|

When you first become a parent, even the simplest of tasks can seem challenging. But as you move through the baby and toddler years, certain things become easier, such as your child being able to tell you when they are hungry or helping to put their toys away.

However, even when your child is 4-years old, […]

Help Wanted: Is Your Child Ready for Chores?

By |June 15th, 2017|

Ah, summer vacation…

For families with school-aged children, it’s days filled with running through sprinklers, cooling down with popsicles, and eating picnics in the backyard. It’s also a time filled with endless piles of dirty dishes, mountains of wet towels and bathing suites to wash, and sticky popsicle puddles to wipe up.

When the housework starts to […]

To Catch A Thief: Discouraging Stealing Habits

By |June 6th, 2017|

It can start simply enough with finding an unfamiliar toy in your child’s backpack. When you ask where it came from, you might get a breezy response like, “Oh, my friend, Liam, told me I could have it.”

But then a few days later, you notice a couple dollars missing from your wallet and you wonder […]

Knowing The Signs of ADHD

By |June 1st, 2017|

It’s not uncommon for elementary school-aged children to get restless or bored easily; squirm around in their chair at school; or make silly noises at inappropriate times. But when a child has trouble finishing their school assignments, squirms so much they fall out of their seat, or seems to show little control over the sounds […]

Bumps In The Night: Nightmares and Night Terrors

By |May 16th, 2017|

Do you remember having nightmares as a child? If so, you might recall how real they felt to you, how hard it was to fall back asleep after a particularly scary dream, and how wonderfully comforting snuggles from mom or dad were during those late nights.

As a parent, it can be startling to hear your […]

Oh, Brother! Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

By |April 17th, 2017|

A new baby means some major changes for the entire family. Children’s reactions can vary from being helpful with diapers or feedings to jealousy or baby-like behavior. Preparing your child for the new baby will help get their bond off to a good start. Here are some steps you can take to help ease the […]