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What Does it Take to Learn to Fly Airplanes?

One of the most adventurous and rewarding skills to learn is piloting airplanes. If you have a passion for flying, then flying could be much more than a hobby. It could be a career. Jobs for airplane pilots are expected to grow by up to 21 percent through 2020, but competition is stiff, especially for …

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Childhood Fears and Anxiety: What Can Parents Do?

A certain amount of fear and anxiety is a natural part of life. It is what drives us to take precautions and to keep ourselves and our families safe. In children, while fear and anxiety are often illogical, they are in many respects an important part of growing up. But in some children these feelings …

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Child Development Activity #1: Straw Soccer

Skills this child development activity enhances: Hand-Eye Coordination Cause and Effect   For ages: Preschool 4 years +   Straw Soccer Materials Needed: Small piece of paper Flat surface Short straw Straw Soccer Instructions: Crumple a small piece of paper into a ball and place it on your child’s play table. Show your child how …

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A Teachable Moment: Shopping for #BacktoSchool

A Teachable Moment© August 2012 By: Dr. Susan Bartell Back-to-School Shopping Do you break out in a cold sweat when you think about back-to-school supply shopping? If so, you’re not alone! Until you have had this particular experience with your child , it’s hard to imagine the amount of decision making and the length of …

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Keep your kids learning through the summer!

No student remembers every single thing she learns in school. Even over the course of a school day, many things will go in a child’s ear and out the other. And as any parent who is active in the educational process knows, kids are wildly inconsistent with their learning. They learn some things with little …

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