Articles About Parenting School-Aged Children and Being a Parent by Ann Douglas

Articles about parenting and being a parent.

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Play and Learning

  • Why Our Economic Future Depends on a National Childcare Programme: With a lack of spaces, inconsistent quality control and a reduction of subsidies, Canada’s child-care system is severely under-developed. This puts the economic future of our country in jeopardy and leaves our kids severely disadvantaged.
  • Caring Connections in the Classroom Boost Student Engagement and Learning, Study Shows: Students tend to thrive in classroom environments in which teachers are sensitive to students’ needs; teacher-student relationships are warm, caring, nurturing, and congenial; teachers take students’ perspectives into account; teachers refrain from using sarcasm and harsh disciplinary practices; teachers express warmth towards, respect for, and interest in students; teachers encourage student cooperation; and teachers are aware of the students’ emotional and academic needs.
  • 5 Ways to Draw Out Your Child's Inner Bookworm: You have an important role to play in encouraging your child's lifelong love of reading.
  • Digital Photography Helps Wired Kids Plug Into Nature: Digital photography may be the key to encouraging a generation of wired kids to unplug their screens long enough to head outdoors and connect with the natural world. Or at least that’s the key finding to emerge from a recent study conducted by a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Kids Are Natural Scientists: You can encourage your child's sense of wonder as he moves from age to stage by providing him with ongoing opportunities for discovery.
  • 5 Reasons to Own a Family Pet: Why owning a pet may make you happy and healthier.

Ann Douglas is the author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, The Mother of All Baby Books, The Mother of All Toddler BooksThe Mother of All Parenting Books, and numerous other books about pregnancy and parenting. She recently collaborated with Today's Parent Magazine on a series of parenting videos.