Book Review: How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading was conceived when author Esmé Raji Codell was staring at a shriveled potato that was sprouting eyes. She wondered, " . . . if I had a potato, nothing but a potato, how could I teach a classroom full of children? Well, I could cut a potato in half. (I can use the paring knife from my own kitchen, right?) We could review fractions. With one half, I could cut a design and do potato prints. We could plant the eyes from the other half of the potato (it can have eyes, right?) and grow more potatoes, charting their growth." The ideas cascade: writing a story about a potato, making a book of potato recipes or potato poems, making potato stamps of all the letters, teaching reading, getting books from the library about potatoes, talking about the Irish potato famine, writing letters to executives about potato chips or Mr. Potato Head.

The preceding excerpt illustrates the boundless creativity of Esmé Raji Codell. On this first page she establishes the metaphor that recurs throughout How to Get Your Child to Love Reading: "Children's literature is our national potato." It is the seed that, through its many shoots, can help our children become caring, educated citizens.

Although the cover dubs How to Get Your Child to Love Reading a "Parent's Guide," this book is a treasure trove for teachers, librarians, grandparents, anyone who cares about children and books. It provides "activities, ideas, and inspiration for exploring everything in the world through books." It is a valuable resource for nourishing juvenile readers, both the reluctant and the ravenous.

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading includes over 3,000 titles recommended for children from birth through eighth grade. However, it doesn't stop with mere recommendations. As Esmé says, "This book is a recipe book for children's literature: how to serve it up so it's delicious and varied."

After a section on reading with "the littlest bambinos," How to Get Your Child to Love Reading is organized by subject matter: social studies, math and science, story books, etc. Esmé subdivides the broad categories, however, so that book lists have very specific headings. She offers books for specific seasons, for special occasions (such as the arrival of a sibling or the loss of a tooth), for dealing with everyday problems (tattling or the hiccups).

Because the categories are so specific, many books are listed simply by title and author. That is sufficient. Sometimes Esmé adds just a word or two of description. For example, in the math section the note "place value" beside the title The King's Commissioners is extremely elucidating. For some books Esmé provides sentence summaries. For others she provides more information, even excerpts. She provides just enough information to whet our appetites.

But How to Get Your Child to Love Reading has so much more! Esmé's wisdom and revelry shine through on every page. Esmé includes dozens of articles, some on controversial subjects (for example, should reading be rewarded?). She has recurring features honoring "reading heroes" and addressing questions about various aspects of reading. She provides a list of benefits of reading aloud, a "Happy Childhood Checklist," a list of "Must-Reads by the Time You're Thirteen," six pages of story starters. She offers suggestions for integrating literature with life, often in celebration -- a parade of books, a storytelling festival, an unbirthday party. She recommends additional resources, many of them on the Internet.

Appendices and indices round out How to Get Your Child to Love Reading. The appendices include Newbery and Caldecott Award honorees as well as winners. Information about a specific book is easy to find since the books are triply indexed -- by title, author, and subject.

I am thrilled to have discovered Esmé Raji Codell. She is indeed an exuberant, eloquent young voice for promoting literacy through children's literature. How to Get Your Child to Love Reading may well offer the best hope for stemming the current tide of illiteracy.

A parent and former teacher, Fran Hamilton is the author of Hands-On English, now in its second edition. Hands-On English gives quick access to English fundamentals and makes grammar visual by using icons to represent parts of speech. The book is for anyone 9 years or older, including adults. Fran also publishes companion products to Hands-On English and free e-mail newsletters: LinguaPhile, published monthly, is for people who teach and/or enjoy English; Acu-Write, published weekly, addresses common errors in English. For more information, visit http://www.GrammarAndMore.com.

In The News:

The Parenting Company Cleo Raises $27.5M To Help Working Parents  ForbesThe parenting company Cleo announced today that it has raised a $27.5 million Series B round led by the global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.
Parenting: FDA approves first postpartum depression drug for new moms  The Mercury NewsBeyonce battled with it. So did Chrissy Teigen and Drew Barrymore. Many celebrity moms have recently made headlines sharing their experiences with ...
We’re Introducing a New Parenting Section, and We Want to Hear From You  The New York TimesAhead of the launch, we want parents to tell us about their own tiny victories from the battleground.
The Real Cause of the College Admissions Scam? Snowplow Parenting.  FatherlyThere are plenty of reasons a parent might feel compelled to game the system in order to get their kid into college. None of them particularly great. Love is not, in ...
Admissions Cheating, Fake Voices, and Inuit Parenting  JSTOR DailyWell-researched stories from NPR, The Cut, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
PARENTING TODAY: How to build a solid parent-child foundation, make life easier  North Shore NewsWhen I think about parenting our children, I like to use the example of building a house. It is absolutely essential that your house have a strong foundation.
The Family Fun Pack Has the Potential to Make Parenting Great Again  FatherlyThe People's Policy Project has released a paper offering a slate of universal welfare benefits that would make parenting less stressful and more rewarding for ...
Should there be an age limit for hands-on parenting?  WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandIn light of the college admissions bribery scandal, there is talk of a new type of parenting that started in the 2000s. Called Snowplow or Lawnmower parents, ...
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander talks parenting and being best pitcher he can be  Fox NewsHouston Astros ace Justin Verlander has dominated his sport since his first full season in 2006, when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, hurled 100-mph ...
Please Stop Parenting Your Adult Children  Inc.Do you want to ruin their careers? This is how you ruin them.
Parenting a child alone is the ultimate mountain climb. But I’m getting there.  The Washington PostI'm dangling off a rock face in the Apuan Alps of northwestern Tuscany, Italy. I don't dare look up or down. The sky seems impossibly distant. The ground looms ...
Positive Parenting with ADHD: Spending Quality Time With Your Child  ADDitudeFamily schedules can be hectic when you have a child with ADHD. Each in unique, but one of the most valuable things for any child is quality time with his or her ...
On 'Queer Eye' the 'Fab Five' help grieving Rob Elrod move on  TODAYOn 'Queer Eye' season 3, the 'Fab Five' helped grieving Rob Elrod to accept help two years after his wife's death from breast cancer while honoring her.
Get your kids to enjoy a playful, responsible Holi  The Indian ExpressHoli 2019: The overriding principles of the festival are a celebration of love and peace. It would be wonderful to explain the true meaning of Holi to children by ...
Parenting tips: 4 rules to follow when disciplining your child  The Indian ExpressNurture a friendship with the kids. Explain the reason for rules and why it benefits them in the long-term to follow these. It's never a good idea to have them ...
PARENTING CONNECTION: Self-Care is Non-Negotiable  WLNSLANSING, Mi. - (WLNS)-TV). It's Parenting Connection Tuesday and 6 News is here for you with tips, strategies, and helpful reminders from local child ...
Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills  USA TODAYThe college admissions scandal can be linked with a pattern of over-parenting, The New York Times/Morning Consult poll shows.
The Parenting Spectrum is an enlightening podcast about autism  Financial TimesThe series is one of two new podcasts that bring *fresh* insights to parenting.
Why Beto O'Rourke's parenting joke backfired  CNNBy characterizing his parental role as an occasional helper to his wife rather than as an equal partner, the Democratic presidential candidate reinforced the ...
Parenting tips: Five rules to help you be an effective parent  The Indian ExpressRaising kids can be challenging, yet fulfilling. Here are some parenting tips that can help you feel more effective as a parent. Advertising ...
Our Children's Futures Depend on the Way We Handle This 1 Parenting Pressure  Yahoo Lifestyle AustraliaParenting wasn't even a word until 1960 and didn't become a mainstream notion until decades later. And now here we are in 2019, with so many defined styles ...
32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes  The New York TimesFlying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn't until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, ...
Mum of autistic twins says specialist told her bad parenting was cause  Daily MailA mother-of-two whose twins have autism spectrum disorder was once told by a paediatrician that her children's speech problems were the result of 'bad ...
1 Dad Parented Through Unimaginable Grief on Queer Eye, and I Need a Bucket to Catch My Tears  POPSUGARWarning: spoilers for Queer Eye season 3, episode 6, "Elrod & Sons," ahead! Any tried-and-true Queer Eye fan will often find themselves reaching for the tissues ...
Parenting goals in the time of college admissions scandal  Khaleej TimesHelp them all you can to get there, but parents must have the courage to tell their child that it's okay to not end up at Harvard or Yale or Stanford.
When parenting teenagers, keep calm and don't carry on  University of RochesterThe field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising ...
Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop  The New York TimesDad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.
How economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting  The Washington PostThese days, residents of different countries often drink the same coffee, buy clothes from the same retailers and use the same social media apps. Globalization ...
Police allege parenting YouTuber starved and physically abused her children  Business InsiderMachelle Hackney was arrested for allegedly locking her seven adopted in a closet for days without food, water, or bathroom access.
My Alcoholic Mother Can’t Be Trusted With My Kids  SlateCare and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email [email protected] or post it in the Slate Parenting ...
Building babies' brains through play: Mini Parenting Master Class  UNICEFA Harvard professor's tips on how to boost your baby's brain development.
7 tips from experts to relieve parenting stress  PINKVILLAFrom anxiety to disappointment, parenting brings out a volcano of emotions. Dealing with it in the right way is important. Keep these points in mind.
Holi 2019: How to celebrate the festival with your child  The Indian ExpressHoli, also known as the festival of colours, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in India. Here's how parents can enjoy the festival, to be ...
Parenting series to explore bilingualism, sleep, anxiety and suicide risk  The Suburban NewspaperExperts on parenting will be front and centre again next month for another reprise of McGill's popular Effective Parenting seminars. The four-week lecture series ...
Positive Parenting  BW BusinessworldVasant Kallola - While not taking away the hard work and sacrifices being made by most parents, I wish to discuss complaints of most parents about difficulties ...
The parenting problem — what value do we place on caring?  Financial TimesThree books argue how improving the way society treats parents and their children is in all our interest.
Miralem Pjanic is the Ambassador of Parenting House in Tuzla  Sarajevo TimesA representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH's) national football team Miralem Pjanic is presented today in Sarajevo as Ambassador of the Parenting ...
Rich Manieri: College cheating scandal reveals bad parenting at its worst  Times RecordBribing your way into college. Who would have thought? It would have been a way around my rather pedestrian exam scores. My old man did threaten to put a ...
Local organizations provide parenting tools to keep children safe  WKOWMADISON (WKOW) — Community organizations came together Saturday to give parents tools to keep their babies safe. At the New Baby, New Life community ...
The Crime of Parenting While Poor  The New RepublicNew York City's child welfare agency has a reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color. Can it change?
The Worst Crime In College Admissions History Exemplifies The Worst Parenting  ForbesThis morning, in the largest-scale college admissions scandal in US history, the FBI charged over fifty people for being involved in a coordinated college ...
Khloé Kardashian defends Tristan Thompson's parenting  Channel 24Khloé Kardashian is defending Tristan Thompson's parenting after rumours that he is not a good father spread.
Fatherly Podcast Episode 35: Parenting Costs Too Damn Much!  FatherlyEconomist Richard Reeves and financial coach Jacquette Simmons discuss what to expect when you're a parenting expecting to go broke.
Kim D Drops Dirt On Teresa's Parenting Style During 'The Domenick Nati Show'  The Cheat SheetKim D. throws shade at Teresa Giudice on a radio show. Find out what she had to say about her parenting, and her cheating.
12 Sweet Parenting Quotes From Stephen Curry  HuffPostThe Golden State Warriors player has three adorable children.
Parenting and Learning to Grandparent in 2019  Jewish Link of New JerseyAs I flew through the air reading parenting advice from articles in a recent issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, my thoughts were consumed with my next trip ...
Is 'snowplow parenting' keeping kids from living full potential as adults?  Boston 25 NewsWe've heard of helicopter parenting and free-range parenting, but what about snowplow parenting?
Deepika Padukone's mom Ujjala on her strict parenting: My family must have wanted to throw me out  India TodayDeepika Padukone's journey in Bollywood has been an inspiring one. After her blockbuster Om Shanti Om (2007), the actress faced numerous ups and downs.
How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood  The New York TimesToday's “snowplow parents” keep their children's futures obstacle-free — even when it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries.
The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids  The Washington PostParents who do everything raise kids who can't do anything.
How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger  NPRAt the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be ...
Parenting in a World Hurtling Toward Catastrophe  The NationHow do you raise children under the ever-present threat of climate change?
Is the College Cheating Scandal the Apex of the Over-Parenting Epidemic? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonWhen all of childhood is considered college prep, desperate parents will do desperate things.
What the College Admissions Scandal Tells Us About the Problem With Parenting Today  Inc.If going to college was the right decision for you, you may have felt intense pressure to get into a "good" school--probably even an Ivy League one.
My 5-Year-Old Finally Cleaned His Room Thanks to Marie Kondo, and That Sparks My Joy  POPSUGAR UK"Mum, let's do more!" my 5-year-old shouted. It looked like my son's closet had devoured him. I could just make out his satisfied little face peering.
This Video of Lori Loughlin Giving Parenting Advice Aged… Poorly  FatherlyA clip of Lori Loughlin, who was arrested in the college admissions scandal, giving out parenting advice during a 2017 interview is going viral.
Parenting tips: Here is a workout you can do with your kid - Spend time and become healthy with your child  Times NowExercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and should be incorporated in the routine since childhood to make sure that your child stays healthy to take on ...
Michelle Obama Talks Parenting Malia And Sasha In The ‘Crazy, Abnormal World’ Of The White House  ETCanada.comRaising kids in the White House is a pretty tall order. On the latest episode of Conan O'Brien's podcast Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Michelle Obama talks ...
Felicity Huffman's Parenting Blog Warned Teens They'd 'Get Busted' for Trying to Be 'Sneaky'  PEOPLE.comThe tips post on Felicity Huffman's parenting website also includes an item that advises teens, "You'll regret not working harder in class"
Dax Shepard and Gwyneth Paltrow on Having 'The Talk' with Kids About Sex  The Cheat SheetDax Shepard had Gwyneth Paltrow on his podcast, Armchair Expert, where they talked about drugs, parenting, and more. On the topic of parenting they ...
We asked a parenting expert how to teach your kids resilience. There's three key ways.  MamamiaHow to raise resilient children has been a mattered discussed a lot among parents. A parenting expert says to lean into challenges, not away.
Single mums busts myths about poverty and parenting  Stuff.co.nzThere are a lot of misconceptions surrounding parenting and poverty in NZ, Lisa Tarau helped shed some light on the realities.
The Other Atrocity In The College Admissions Scandal: Bad Parenting  WBURThe wealthy parents who allegedly paid bribes for college admission, writes Joanna Weiss, delivered shameless lessons to their elite children: The rules don't ...
PARENTING: Children can learn from failure and try harder  Sarasota Herald-TribuneA number of years ago, a few kids from our two families had the unique opportunity to perform in a world premiere of a children's opera. One of them in particular ...
How the Brady family modeled positive parenting  Manchester Ink LinkPicture this: You're sitting in the living room, reading a nice book, when all of a sudden, you hear your youngest daughter yelling: "Mommy!" You run into the ...
Soccer Dad May Have Pulled Off the Most Hilarious Parenting Hack of All Time  TIMEThis rad dad and soccer fan figured out a way to enjoy an Atlanta United Football Club game while entertaining his young daughter.
Glory over goodness: modern American parenting  AL.comActors Lori Laughlin, at left, and William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, right, are accused of using bribery to get their children into choice colleges. (Frazer ...
On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting  Washington PostMeghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, joined On Parenting editor Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages. Mari-Jane ...
PARENTING: Encouraging children to find their passion  Sarasota Herald-TribuneWhat's the end game of parenting? Of course parenting never really ends. We know that. Even when our kids are grown and living on their own, our relationship ...
Brain region plays key role in regulation of parenting behavior, study finds  UCLA NewsroomThe amygdala — a region of the brain known to be involved in emotions and social behaviors — has been found to play a critical role in the regulation of ...
Living with Children: Attachment parenting is the latest postmodern parenting aberration  CapitalGazette.comIn the raising of a child, one has an obligation to one's neighbors, broadly defined. That obligation overrides one's obligation to one's child, in fact.
A new report shows reading for fun declines between ages 8 and 9. How can we stem the tide?  The Washington PostScholastic's 2018 survey shows 57 percent of 8-year-olds say they read books for fun 5 to 7 days each week. But only 35 percent of 9-year-olds report similar ...
Children feel distanced as screen time trumps family time  Courier MailCHILDREN are spending more time at home than they did 20 years ago but they still feel like they are home alone.
Beto O’Rourke: his parenting comments show gender inequality in politics  Vox.comBeto O'Rourke, the former Texas senatorial candidate who announced his run for president on Thursday, has three children. Sometimes, he even takes care of ...
What Parenting Advice Did Bethenny Frankel Give Fredrik Eklund – and Did He Follow It?  PEOPLE.comThe Million Dollar Listing star shares the advice his fellow Bravo-lebrity shared with him - and the sweet nickname he gave Andy Cohen's son. By. Becky Randel.
Parenting throughout history could be weird, and downright dangerous: author  CBC.ca"Parenting" only became a verb in the last century, a fact that becomes clear when you look back at the history of how we used to treat our children. As much of ...
9 Basics to Great Swim Parenting  SwimSwamLooking at the big picture of swim parenting—or being involved in any sport—is to allow our kids to experience and learn life lessons with supervision in a ...
How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry  Inc.How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry.
‘They struggle to balance demands of life’: Why some parents hate parenting  Global NewsThese parents love their children, but they have a hard time loving the parenting routine.
How do you raise a genius? Researchers say they've found the secret to successful parenting  CNBCAfrica.comBy Vanna Le. Albert Einstein didn't speak until he was three, but by age 12, he was already studying calculus. So it comes as no surprise that he would go on to ...
Princess Diana Changed Royal Parenting Forever by Breaking This Rule  The Cheat SheetBy breaking a long-standing royal rule, the late Princess Diana actually managed to change the way royals parent ever since.
This Nashville Bakery Created A Vasectomy Cake And Parents Are Obsessed  DelishParents continue to get creative with their culinary gender reveals. We're talking pink and blue hued cakes, milkshakes, cupcakes, candy, and even lasagna.
Melania Trump officially parenting a teenager  Yahoo NewsMelania and Donald Trump's son, Barron, tends to stay out of the public eye. But on Wednesday, it's the first son's big day as he officially turns 13.
Pregnant Stacey Solomon opens up about 'spectacular' parenting fail  HeartStacey, who is pregnant with her and Joe Swash's first child, has opened up about mistakes she's made with her two other children.
Does having children make you happy? It would if parenting was cheaper, study finds  Daily MailDartmouth College and Paris School of Economics researchers found that, overall, having kids makes parents unhappy - but once you factor out the costs, the ...
Cheeky major offers parenting advice to Kate as she visits the soldiers of the Irish Guards  Daily MailPrince William, who has been colonel of the regiment since 2011, arrived with Kate on this morning for the couple's annual visit to the 1st Battalion at its base in ...
Prince William reveals ultimate parenting 'nightmare' - and it's about Charlotte  Mirror OnlineSpare a thought for Prince William . He may live a life of untold privilege but, in many ways, parenthood is one of life's great levellers - and there's one parenting ...
Should we f***king swear around our kids? Parenting experts weigh in  Global NewsWe've all dropped a few F-bombs around children unintentionally — or possibly intentionally — but when it comes to swearing, should we really be doing it in ...
Living with Children: Common parenting mistakes  Columbia Daily TribuneA journalist recently asked me for the single biggest mistake being made by today's parents. I was tempted to say, “Having children,” but stopped myself because ...
Bringing Up Bebe Review: Why French Parenting Helps Kids Eat Normal Foods, Behave Themselves, And Sleep All Night  FatherlyIf you've recently faked your way through a conversation about the latest, greatest parenting book that you didn't actually read, there's a decent chance the book ...
PARENTING: A few things that undermine our influence  Sarasota Herald-TribuneParenting is about leadership and influence. It's about guiding our children to eventually become self-governing people who can solve problems and serve their ...
Editorial: Good parenting doesn't include teaching kids to cheat  Vancouver SunGood parents teach children right and wrong, the value of honesty and of working hard to attain one's goals.
Will Meghan Markle Seek Parenting Advice From Kate Middleton?  The Cheat SheetWith only a few short months to go before the arrival of the new royal baby, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting more excited with each passing day!
Queer Eye's Karamo Brown Has an Amazing Blended Family, and the Photos Are SO Sweet  POPSUGAR UKIf you've already binged season 3 of Queer Eye on Netflix, then you were probably frantically googling little-known facts about the cast members in between.
Like Most Millennial Men, Prince Harry Apparently Wants To Take Paternity Leave  Refinery29He reportedly "thinks it's a very modern dad thing to do."
My mother-in-law disapproves of my alternative parenting choices, in this week's Care and Feeding for Slate Plus members.  Slate MagazineWe've never gotten along, and now she's vocal about everything we do with our son.
My Son Refuses to Go to Church. What Should I Do?  FatherlyMost religious parents want to share their faith with their kids. And, until a certain age, most kids are *content* to follow along. But at some point, they inevitably ...
Kate admits to 'ups and downs' of parenting during children's centre visit  ITV NewsThe Duchess of Cambridge said she has experienced the "ups and downs" of parenting during a visit to a children's centre in south-west London. On Tuesday ...
West Salem family takes “refresher” parenting classes  WXOW.comWEST SALEM, Wis. (WXOW) – We are lifelong learners, and as parents, sometimes in need of a refresher course. One local mom is keeping up on her parenting ...
What Is Free-Range Parenting? - How Free-Range Parenting Works  GoodHousekeeping.comFree-range parenting is a parenting style that offers kids greater freedom in certain situations — it's not a total abdication of rules. However, you have to check ...

My Stomach Hurts - I Cant Go to School Today!

It's the third time this week that Sam has complained... Read More

Visiting the Library

Libraries offer more than books. They are places of learning... Read More

So You Want to Adopt?

Many reasons will cause some people to feel the need... Read More

Raise Awesome Kids! This 4-Point Plan Gets Results

Are your children truthful, kind, and helpful? If so, read... Read More

Healthy Eating Alone Is Not The Answer

Along with eating healthier we need to be more active.... Read More

You Goofed? Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Certainly we all want our children to excel. But it... Read More

The Science of Mother Love

A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the way... Read More

Develop Your Childs Genius: Training Your Child for Success

This time, I would like to talk about a subject... Read More

Nights by a Pinocchio Lamp

Sitting by her Pinocchio lamp, she smiled at me as... Read More

Influencing Adolescents - Guided Democracy

You need to smart to be able influence adolescents. You... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: When is it OK to Quit?

Q. My daughter is a junior in high school and... Read More

Ten Tips for a Great First Day of School!

Many children are jittery on the first day of school.... Read More

How Fathers Can Step Up to Fathering

When our oldest son was 2, my wife went out... Read More

Children, Entitlement and God

"Setting the alarm on Sunday mornings is inhuman?..God should know... Read More

Watch What You Say

"Now don't you go getting any ideas, Harold.""Don't you get... Read More

Defrazzle with Hug Therapy

"Hugging is healthy: it helps the body's immunity system, it... Read More

Sharing Books with Children

One of my first memories of childhood is that of... Read More

Diagnosing ADHD in Your Child, an Introduction

Everyone in a private practice setting who works with children... Read More

Teach Your Child About Money

What are we teaching our children about money? Hopefully something!I... Read More

Playful Parenting - More than Just Fun and Games

Early childhood educators have called play "children's work". Many parents... Read More

Books Around the House Make A Difference in Literacy Rates

We need a grass roots campaign targeted towards parents to... Read More

Attaboy! Encouraging Phrases That Build Confidence

Home, home on the range, Where never is heard A... Read More

From Good to GREAT: Secrets On Becoming A Better Dad

While most fathers aspire to become the best Dads they... Read More

Surprise ? Public School Class Size Doesnt Matter Very Much

School authorities often complain that classes are too large. They... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

A common theme over the past 20 years has been... Read More