How to find after school activities

How to find after school activities
Start off by making enquiries. Nothing can beat the power of information. Approach the school authorities first. Find out if they are offering any after school activities. Get a list of the various classes that are available in your school. In case the school does not provide any extracurricular activities for the child, approach your neighbors. Collect information about any after school programs, the quality of the courses taught and the timings etc. Also, check out some of the

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

Developmental after school programs

Developmental after school programs
As a child grows into an adult, different aspects of his physical, emotional and mental self needs development. To help a child reach his full potential, it is necessary to recognize the child's developmental needs and abilities. To be effective, after school programs should assist children with tasks they must accomplish during each stage of development. A child's growth curve can be divided into three main parts: 1) Young child (ages 3-5) 2) Middle school (ages 6-8) 3) Older

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

School based after-school programs

School based after-school programs
In an effort to keep children motivated and safe, the U.S. Government sets aside a good amount of fund for financing after school programs every year. A report by the U.S. Department of Education and Justice points out that after school programs are very effective and is in the interests of the society as a whole. Interestingly, it was found that Americans liked providing school-based after school-programs in their community. Other than safety, boredom and loneliness, the poor performance

Dealing with Asperger Syndrome

Dealing with Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome is a relatively mild form of autism that effects people in different ways than regular autism. Because it usually does not affect language, many people with Asperger Syndrome go undiagnosed. This is the one form of autism that is usually not caught at an early age and is instead a disorder that develops later in life. Asperger Syndrome, however, can be a very difficult condition to have, so as soon as you suspect yourself or your child

What are the Signs of Aspergers Syndrome

What are the Signs of Aspergers Syndrome
Aspergers is a form of Autism. People with Aspergers syndrome are on the higher end of the spectrum. They usually have normal language skills. Their main problem is dealing with people socially. Usually these problems are first noticed when a child begins school. The child can have all the signs of Aspergers, or only a few. Here are some of the common signs of Aspergers syndrome. 1. Have a hard time talking to other kids. Kids with Aspergers syndrome

Can You Save Your Marriage

Can You Save Your Marriage
Today many marriages around the world are in trouble and quite a few ends up as divorces. Are you also in a bad marriage and asking yourself if you can save your marriage? It is important to realize that divorce is not the only solution when a there are problems with your married life. There are several ways in which you can save your marriage. Both you and your spouse can take a number of steps together to help

How To Achieve Commitment In A Relationship

How To Achieve Commitment In A Relationship
Do you ever look at a loving, committed couple and with that you could have that kind of commitment with someone? How do achieve that sort of commitment in a relationship? Commitment takes time; it doesn't happen instantly when you first start dating. Most people will begin dating due to a sexual attraction and/or shared interests and the relationship starts at as a fun, caring relationship. It isn't until a couple has been together for some times that they

Committed Relationships – How Do You Achieve Commitment In A Relationship

Committed Relationships – How Do You Achieve Commitment In A Relationship
We all know people in committed relationships and how often we have envied them. What do we mean by committed? Most couples are together because of a sexual attraction or shared interests. They do not start by being deeply committed to one another - that comes with time. When you have been together for years and have made a great effort to share all sides of your life i.e. the good times and the bad, you will share a

Leadership Development

Leadership Development
Leadership, what is it and what is the difference between being a manager and being a leader?. Definitions of leadership, there is not a single definition that everyone agrees on. Manfred Kets de Vries, a professor at INSEAD, says that leadership is a set of characteristics, behaviour patterns, personality attributes that makes certain individuals more effective in achieving a set goal or objective. Another way of describing leadership is to say that, to get the best out of people,

Audiences Are Your Friend

Audiences Are Your Friend
Audiences Are Your Friend For the rank amateur to the ignorant professional, audiences create the same effect no matter how small they are to a speaker. Fear and anxiety. From a single person to a crowd as big as the fans in the Super Bowl, speaking in front of a serious listening audience is the true test and baptism of fire. Despite this, audiences are predictable. Audiences listen to you because they want to learn something from the speaker.

Subtle Email Marketing

Subtle Email Marketing
Subtle Email Marketing Everyday Internet users receive tons of emails telling them to buy certain products or visit particular websites. While these emails arrive in the inboxes of unsuspecting Internet users each day, most of them pay very little attention to these emails. That is because emails which are blatant advertisements are often viewed as spam. Most Internet users have very little tolerance for spam. Reactions to spam tend to range from simply ignoring the emails and having the

When Email Marketing Is Not Enough

When Email Marketing Is Not Enough
If you have already entered the world of email marketing you likely already realize the potential this type of marketing has to offer. However, you also likely realize it is not reasonable to expect your business to thrive if email marketing is the only marketing strategy you choose to utilize. This is not unusual as most businesses do not typically have a great deal of success unless they make the decision to incorporate more than one type of marketing

Get them excited on the First Date

Get them excited on the First Date
When you have been talking to someone online for a time you both may decide to take the next step with a real life date. Online dating can be very beneficial but without a good connection in real life, you cannot move onto something more with long lasting potential. Many people are concerned about moving from online dating to dating in real life. It can be very dangerous. Online daters also need to worry about the other person not

Your Profile

Your Profile
There are many online sites that will include counters so that you may see how many viewers look into your page every day. Some of the sites will even make the information public, that is when they will post your information for everyone to see. This will go without saying that the longer that you are a member the higher your number of views will be. However you may have noticed that others who may seem to be similar

Know the Facts of Online Dating

Know the Facts of Online Dating
Online dating is getting very popular and if you would like to join this world, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. As with the other aspects of life, you will have more success if you follow the rules of the game and treat other people with respect. Some people may not realize these rules but in the end it will mean the difference between you getting the date and continuing to be single. If

Who Does the Dating Online?

Who Does the Dating Online?
Online dating has begun as a fad and now is a staple in the dating world. There are daters that took this great resource and used it to their full potential. Now the new sites are appearing every day to focus on matching people with those that could fall in love forever. The multi million dollar campaigns are now use to promote the dating websites and there are billions of accounts that have been started with which some are