Relocation is often listed as one of the top three most stressful life events. Add children to the equation, and a family can feel as if they are navigating through a minefield.
No one knows how long the Fortnite craze will last, but it will wane. Eventually. After all, it was only two years ago that everyone was playing Pokemon Go and I haven’t noticed anyone hunting for Charmander in my neighborhood lately.
Have you run out of ideas to keep you and your kids happy this summer? You spent the first few weeks doing splash parks, hikes, and road trips, but now all you want to do is spend a day at home. The problem is, the kids are suffering from too much togetherness….
Ask the Expert: Dr. Tiffany Munzer, developmental behavioral pediatrician at University of Michigan C.S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital, is researching the impact of tablets and traditional books on young children.
Parents and educators would generally agree that there is always room to become more calm, present, and connected when interacting with children. Charlie Sutherland, preschool educator at the U School in Ann Arbor, has worked as an educator for 16 years. While Sutherland was working as a high school English teacher he became overwhelmed, overstimulated by all of the expectations and constant transitions in the school environment.
Kids love videos— the sillier the better. And it’s a rare parent who hasn’t used them to secure a little quiet time. Today YouTube is, by far, the largest source of videos of all kinds. When they created an app for children in 2015, many parents assumed the content would be carefully curated and reliably