How much is too much?

How much is too much?
Should your child go for the football practice 5 days a week? Are 3 days enough? It is common for parents to be a little confused when it comes to deciding how much is too much with reference to after school activities. They argue that since most of the activities are fun (as different from studies), children will simply lap up these classes. But, too much of fun can also make a child sick. Here is a simple guide

Effective after school activities

Effective after school activities
When there are so many activities on offer, and each one looks as good as the next, how do you gauge the worth and effectiveness of these activities? Sure, you want an activity that junior enjoys. But, we really cannot afford to waste time on pleasure for pleasure's sake, do we? There needs to be a grain of gold somewhere in there. Given below is a list of characteristics that any good after school activity must possess. Clarity in

Boring after school activities

Boring after school activities
Why does Lisa grumble when it is time for her to go for her piano lessons? How come Johnny abhors the sight of his skates now? After all, these children were very enthusiastic about the programs when they started off. What happened? Parents are often confused by the disturbing and often incongruous signals they receive from their children. One day the kids are excited about the new theatre class and in just a few short weeks they wail and

Benefits of a good after school program

Benefits of a good after school program
Children grow up in a society that demands expertise in everything. You really cannot sit back and decide that learning from textbooks is enough for the overall development of your child. It's the age of specialization and your child cannot afford to miss out on this window of opportunity. So, scour your locality for the most advantageous programs and enroll them for the ones you think are the best. After school programs are basically designed to develop a talent

A home-based after school program

A home-based after school program
So, your son's school does not offer any extracurricular activities. You are worried of depriving your child of all that extra knowledge and fun. What should you do? After school activities need not be taught in a school-like environment by professional teachers in a structured and timely manner. There is a lot YOU can do to support your child's academic, physical and social development. Do not be too concerned about formal programs, as many of our children are already

After school program – recreational vs. educational

After school program – recreational vs. educational
So, your child is beginning to get restless and make you restless. He has got more time than is good for him, and you are now considering after school programs - anything that will keep him busy for a few life-saving hours! Most after school activities can be broadly classified into three - recreational, educational and society-oriented. The last bit usually comes in when your child is already a bit grown up and can voice his own interests. Educational

Make Your Own Fashion Statement With Crazy Contacts…

Make Your Own Fashion Statement With Crazy Contacts…
Who would have thought that something as boring as a sight correction device could become a must have fashion accessory? But they have! Contact lenses started out in the 1950s as hard glass lenses. Over the years they progressed into hard plastic lenses, which were both uncomfortable to wear and expensive to buy. In the 1970s manufacturers developed soft plastic lenses and the contact lens revolution began... and now color and crazy contacts have become the latest and greatest

A Golf Coach Is Important If You Want To Improve Your Game

A Golf Coach Is Important If You Want To Improve Your Game
Why would anybody need a golf coach when most of the famous golfers of old developed their game pretty much on their own? And besides, wouldn’t a golf coach take away all the fun of the game and make the whole thing too serious to call a leisure activity anymore? These are some of the many concerns amateur golfers have whenever the idea of a golf coach is suggested to them. Genuine concerns but mostly outdated because the modern

Too much of school

Too much of school
When my mom finally decided to take that plum posting as a Divisional Head, I knew I was in trouble. Her office hours stretched way beyond my school hours. And anyway, I was privy to the many discussions my parents had about 'Honey, what do we do with the kids?' Well, finally they struck gold - an educational after school program. Won't that be just grand? Kids are learning new things while parents are happily minting greenbacks! And so,

The Learning environment

The Learning environment
There is often a trap in the words 'after school activities'. One may easily believe that since these activities are after school, they are not of much importance. But, one couldn't be more wrong. Research suggests that children pick up some of their most important skills from after school programs. That is why children who do not participate in any extra curricular activities are generally slow and less vibrant. The learning environment that one fosters in after school activities

Successful after school programs

Successful after school programs
What marks a successful after school program? What are the things that you should look for when enrolling your child into one such program? Other than the obvious advantage of learning something new, successful programs incorporate many things that help the development of the child. Development of social skills is one of the more important objectives of a good after school program. In a recent survey, parents indicated that while they do want their children to respect others, they

Look Younger Without Going Under the Knife

Look Younger Without Going Under the Knife
If Botox, collagen injections or plastic surgery aren't on your top list of to-do's to help yourself look younger, read on. You don't need to take extreme measures to reveal a more vibrant you because there are many simple and natural ways to refresh your appearance and help you look younger. One of the first things I recommend is to put your money where your mouth is, literally. Fix your smile. A recent national survey conducted by Roper Public

Reading activities

Reading activities
In a world that is slowly but surely turning away from books and getting glued to monitors or television screens, the importance of developing a passion for reading cannot be overlooked. Reading is a habit and should be established when the child is relatively young. What can you do to foster this habit? Enroll your child for reading classes: There are many well structured after school reading classes that aim to draw the children to books. They help kids

Mommy Make-Over

Mommy Make-Over
If you're expecting, I'm sure you have a lot on your plate as far as getting ready for the maternity journey and preparing for baby. With all the new changes and adjustments; sometimes "Taking Care of You" takes a back seat. To help you start "Taking Care of You," you have to evaluate your daily activities. Well, now you ask, "What have I done for myself lately?" Ladies, this is an important question. It turns out many of us

Quirky after school programs

Quirky after school programs
With the growing interest in after school programs shown by the Government as well as parents, new and hitherto unheard of programs are being explored. In an attempt to make a child aware of his responsibilities as an individual and as a citizen, these after school programs make use of a child's natural curiosity and his irrepressible energy. Investigative Skills: In some schools in Kernersville, children are developing their investigative skills. Children meet with adults who introduce them to

Mineral Makeup Application and uses

Mineral Makeup Application and uses
This article is meant as a self help general know how on the application and uses of essential mineral makeup. Foundations: The best way to apply an essential mineral foundation is with a kabuki brush, or you can use a powder brush if the hairs are not to loosely apart. You can either tap some mineral powder in your lid and swirl the brush in the powder or dip your brush in the powder and then swirl it in

Attracting the Wrong Men? Are you sending out the wrong signals to men?

Attracting the Wrong Men? Are you sending out the wrong signals to men?
Do you ever feel that the man you like or even love, just doesn't see you or desire you in way you want him to?   Or... maybe you're able to get a man's attention though not the right kind of attention?   Or... maybe you're still single because you wait and wait for men to approach you first?   What you may not know is that the way we flirt will either attract the "wrong" man for us or

Let Your Autistic Child be a Kid

Let Your Autistic Child be a Kid
Many parents with Autistic children are afraid to let their child be a kid. They get so wrapped up in their child's treatment they forget to let them have fun. They focus on keeping them safe, and become to protective. The child's life becomes full of doctors, or therapy appointments. They get little time to just be a kid. While it is important to keep your child safe it is also important to give them time to do things

Anger Management in Children

Anger Management in Children
Anger, a normal emotion, can transform into something painful and ugly. First thoughts of anger issues may bring about images of a couple fighting, a parent abusing a child, a teenager lashing out at a teacher or a parent. Rarely will images of angry children come to mind. Unfortunately children, at very young ages, have to deal with feelings of anger and rage. This is a truth which is often difficult to understand or manage. Children, young children especially,

Marriage Saving Advice: Have A Soul Connection With Your Spouse Even If All Seems Lost

Marriage Saving Advice: Have A Soul Connection With Your Spouse Even If All Seems Lost
Many of us realize that marriage is not the easiest relationship in the world, but why is it so hard? Unless we adopt children, the only relatives that we get to choose are our spouses. Seems like it should work out, right? We can not change our parents or choose new siblings, but marriage-- ahh that's a whole different thing. Marriage brings out the best and the worst in a person's character and shows us what we are capable