issues related to parenting

Academic Anxiety On Children

We are half-way through the school year.  For little children, middle school aged children, high school kids, and last but not least, college kids, the Spring semester is a time of transition.  The college kids have their first quarters and semesters under their belts.  They get their first set of grades and you may or may not hear the results. If the first year of college is not turning out as you and your child envisioned, you are not alone. Moving from the academics of high school is not an easy move for some kids.  A student with high school academic struggles can bring them to college.  Even the high school’s academic champions can have problems.  If your student is a top drawer student in a high school of 1000, and goes to a college with thousands upon thousands of fellow geniuses, your child may land at the bottom of the totem pole.  A child might be getting low or failing grades. This will mean academic probation.  This can be devastating to parents and children.

Cooking With Kids


The food networks on television are an  amazing phenomenon.  When you were young, (this is for the over 30 age group,) would you have imagined a time when there would be channels dedicated to cooking and baking?   The networks provide nearly twenty-four hours of food related entertainment.  There are an array of chefs and cooks from all walks of life, and representing many regions of the world.  They have food for the healthy food fans and the fans of all things fattening!

Teaching Your Children About Manhood and Womanhood


In the past few decades, men are doing what were traditionally women’s jobs and women are doing jobs once reserved for men.  These are amazing and wonderful progresses for both genders.  Men are trusted as caregivers of children and parents, and women can sometimes be only source of family income.  Moms are coaching sports teams and dads are baking their specialties for bake sales.   Men are teachers, and nurses, and professional cooks.  Women are FBI agents, politicians in positions of great power, and soldiers.

Ways to Inspire Your Child to Be Creative



The capacity to be creative is in every child.  Whether it is dance or playing an instrument or even the desire to color in coloring books every day, it is still creativity.  The best way to keep children creative is to allow them time to fill the need to find that part of herself/himself.  Set aside time each day for some artistic exercise. In addition to making time, make sure they have access to the implements to be artistically productive.  Helping children to realize a creative life is proven to aid in learning academics, keeping children focused, encouraging their desire to participate at school, and has been a successful as a way to keep kids from some the dangers in the teen years.