The Benefits for Kids of Owning a Pet

The Benefits for Kids of Owning a Pet

Evidence is overwhelming that owning pets provides many benefits, especially for children. That’s according to a review of 22 studies by The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The review found that owning pets is linked to improved...
How to get kids to take ownership of their pets

How to get kids to take ownership of their pets

According to this article published by the Michigan State University Extension, there are many benefits to owning pets, especially for children. Most importantly, it teaches them responsibility. Pets can become pretty vocal when their needs aren’t being met, which is...
Talk to Your Kids

Talk to Your Kids

One of the best ways to show your kids that you care is to set aside some uninterrupted time with them each day – without an agenda – just some time to reconnect and catch up. According to MIT cognitive scientists, “back-and-forth exchanges help boost children’s...
Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our focus this month is on love and caring. Kindness, empathy and compassion are values that can greatly benefit children in becoming emotionally balanced and accepting of others. As the saying goes, “Sharing is Caring”,...
Helping kids to help themselves

Helping kids to help themselves

Every parent, caregiver or teacher understands the challenge of trying to motivate kids to accomplish daily tasks, especially when they’re caught up in their own world. Those moments can easily feel like a power game or turn into the ultimate test of everyone’s...
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