Why Parenting Teenagers Wears Me the Heck Out How I recall those sleepless nights when my kids were newborns. Those nights morphed into long days carrying chunky toddlers, then chasing precocious preschoolers. Yup, parenting little ones wore me out. As my kids ...read more
Summer camp seems the perfect summertime solution for elementary-age kids so they don’t sit around the house bored and so they can make friends and learn new things while having fun. As our children grow out of their “little kid years,” we sometimes forget they ...read more
Benefits of Tutoring for a Child Parents seek the help of a tutor for many reasons. Some parents may choose to have their kids work with a tutor if they are struggling with a subject or particular concept but tutoring isn’t just for kids who are struggling in ...read more
A lot of attention is being paid to the massive learning loss that K-12 students suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason: according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 9-year-olds’ reading scores fell by the largest margin in ...read more
After the excitement of ringing in the New Year, many of us are faced with the January blues. The festive feel of the holiday season is gone and the winter days can be gloomy. However, each month of the new year brings something to celebrate. Whether it’s ...read more
2023 National Parks Fee-free Days According to National Park Service Director, Chuck Sams, “The entrance fee-free days to encourage people to discover the beauty, history and inspiration awaiting them in the more than 400 national parks throughout the country.” ...read more
Our children have had a rough several years of learning due to the pandemic and now it’s time to re-focus on classroom interactions. Some younger children haven’t had time to experience the way a classroom normally works. How do they behave in a large group? What ...read more
One of the biggest struggles of any busy parent, especially those parenting multiple children, is finding time to spend quality one-on-one time with each child. This can become even more overwhelming when you feel like you have very little free time. As a mom of ...read more
Festivity, fun and inspiration are everywhere this holiday season in the beautiful Bay Area! Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly activity or wanting to start a new tradition, there’s a holiday event that’s just right for you — and many of them are free of ...read more
SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS
Bay Area Driving Schools for Teens
Bay Area Driving Schools for Teens When working with your teen to choose a driving school that will ensure they ...
Teaching your Teen to Drive from a Teen’s Perspective
Youth Writers Teaching your Teen to Drive from a Teen’s Perspective Driving! The ultimate form of freedom and ...
Lessons from the First Job – Parents Learn as Much as Teens Do
I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of a banquet hall. I wasn’t there to attend a wedding or silver ...
The Four Emotional Growth Stages of Teenage Girls
The Four Stages of Teenage Girls I am the lucky mother of not one but two beautiful teenage daughters. When they ...
To My Teenage Son: What I Want for Mother’s Day from You
I know better than to expect a handmade card from you this year. Or a necklace made out of macaroni noodles or a ...
Book Club – Books about Mental Health for Children and Teens
Books about Mental Health for Children and Teens With all that is going on in the world here’s a selection of ...
For Mother’s Day – What This Mom Really Wants
For Mother’s Day - What This Mom Really Wants Flowers are nice. Brunch may be enjoyable but more likely, with ...
“The Future Is Now 2022 Gala” Showcases Seven High School Seniors and Their Real-World Projects
Her Idea mentors students in college and career readiness. The program aims to help young women build a supportive ...