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Are You Dressed Appropriately For Your Child’s Sports?
2:50 pm , March 22, 2016 0

Are You Dressed Appropriately For Your Child’s Sports?

Being appropriately dressed for your child’s sports doesn’t mean dressed in the latest sports fashion, it means being properly attired so that you’re comfortable. When your child signs up to join a team, it’s very important to be involved, and you can expect it to be a rewarding experience but you can find yourself suffering {Read More}

Kids Love Fiction: Mysteries, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Sports
3:12 pm , March 16, 2015 0

Kids Love Fiction: Mysteries, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Sports

My blogs touch on a number of subjects that pertain to children, especially on how parents can help their kids with their reading through the benefits of fiction. I want to encourage parents who are always front and center in the effort to help children become better readers, and it is important that parents learn {Read More}

Newsletter Has Info For Parents Of Kids In Sports
4:23 pm , February 22, 2015 0

Newsletter Has Info For Parents Of Kids In Sports

My free, monthly newsletter for parents of kids in sports or other activities has always provided a dinner recipe along with easy directions for freezing and reheating leftovers. These individual, frozen dinners can be used when games, practices, lessons, or performances prevent a child from eating dinner with the family. The newsletter now includes sports {Read More}

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!
7:05 pm , December 8, 2014 0

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!

Giving books to kids during this gift-giving season is encouraged by researchers who tell us that when children read, it not only hones their reading skills, but also helps children understand, size up, and empathize with other people, and supports creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. You can’t miss if you choose books for the children {Read More}

Thanksgiving-Xmas-Winter Solstice: It’s That Time Of Year Again!
2:21 pm , November 21, 2014 0

Thanksgiving-Xmas-Winter Solstice: It’s That Time Of Year Again!

Thanksgiving is now a memory in Canada, fast approaching in the USA, and soon to be followed by Christmas for all—yes, I’m using the word “Christmas” but I’m thinking of all the seasonal celebrations, religious and otherwise, surrounding the winter solstice. We know it’s the time of year to reflect gratefully on the good things {Read More}

How To Keep An Unhappy, Reluctant Reader From Giving Up
2:21 pm , November 6, 2014 2

How To Keep An Unhappy, Reluctant Reader From Giving Up

It is common for children to be unhappy now and then, but prolonged misery over something as simple as not being a good reader can make a child feel angry, sad and unpopular, and can make a child want to give up trying to learn to read. The question is, what can a parent do {Read More}

Children’s Mystery Stories Teach Problem-Solving Skills
4:26 am , September 3, 2014 0

Children’s Mystery Stories Teach Problem-Solving Skills

Children’s mystery stories teach problem-solving skills and help youngsters practice rational thinking, which has practical applications in real life. As young readers think of solutions to a mystery and follow along with the reasoning presented in the story, they are actually practicing the techniques they need to understand and resolve their own real-life problems. In {Read More}

The Kids’ Mystery, Someone’s Trapped, Is A Good Summer Read
6:37 am , August 7, 2014 0

The Kids’ Mystery, Someone’s Trapped, Is A Good Summer Read

The time has come to update your children’s summer reading lists, and a good choice for an eight to twelve-year-old is the kids’ mystery, Someone’s Trapped. If your child likes sports—soccer, in particular—and enjoys mysteries, too, Someone’s Trapped, a sports-themed mystery, is perfect.

The Children’s Book Review Interviews Maureen Grenier, Part I
1:58 pm , May 21, 2014 0

The Children’s Book Review Interviews Maureen Grenier, Part I

This is Part I of the interview of author Maureen Grenier by Bianca Schulze from The Children’s Book Review for The Author Showcase. Bianca Schulze: Your latest book, Someone’s Trapped—a kids’ soccer “whodunit”—is the second book in your Viking Club Mystery series. Can you tell us a little about the series and how you originally {Read More}

Why Some Adults Are Culpable In Bullying Kids Is No Mystery
2:37 pm , April 21, 2014 0

Why Some Adults Are Culpable In Bullying Kids Is No Mystery

When children eventually understand that some adults actually bully or instigate bullying, the reasons for it and the techniques used cease to be a mystery to them. Solutions, however, may not be very obvious or even workable. This is a terrible situation for children of any age. When it become obvious that an adult is {Read More}