Tackle Football: Unsafe for Young Kids

If pubic opinion is any indication, this fall fewer young kids will be playing tackle football; more than likely fewer youth leagues will be offering it. According to a recent poll, the majority of adults think tackle football is unsafe… Read the rest

Making the Change to Elementary School

With only a few short weeks of summer left, chances are conversations at home and with friends have already turned to the new school year. For young kids about to make the leap from preschool or kindergarten to elementary school,… Read the rest

A Friend Like Hannah

I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the beginning of second grade. Right away, I began private reading lessons every day with Lisa, my amazing teacher who is still my treasured friend. When I left my classroom to work with Lisa,… Read the rest

Placing Limits on Screen Time

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D According to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, 64% of babies ages one to two watch TV and/or videos for slightly more than two hours daily, and preschoolers use media on average 2.2 hours to 4.6… Read the rest

The Damaging Myth of Normalcy

By the time I was in second grade I thought I was stupid and crazy. Why? Because that’s what I was taught. Those are not thoughts I would have come to on my own. Think about it. We all know… Read the rest