RAINY-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

RAINY-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES If there’s anything worse than kids tearing through the house on a rainy day, it’s kids hanging on your legs complaining about being “bored.” Perhaps you’re bored yourself. Gray, drippy weather has a way of generating angst, exacerbated by limited options for vigorous activity. The best antidote is to occupy your mind with something productive and … [Read more...] about RAINY-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

P. E. DAILY

P. E. DAILY Another article on “Shady Oak Best Practices,” our favorite approaches to education and why they work. If friends ask why you send your kids to Shady Oak instead of a “regular” school, refer them to this series—and the science backing us up—for starters. “Physical education” or gym class was a routine part of school days for decades, but the current generation of … [Read more...] about P. E. DAILY

ENCOURAGING YOUR KIDS TO STAY FIT

ENCOURAGING YOUR KIDS TO STAY FIT Here’s a bit of trivia: today’s employed mother spends as much time with her kids as her stay-at-home counterpart spent forty or fifty years ago. Even if you learned about past generations primarily through old sitcoms, you know that the June Cleavers of those days didn’t devote every waking hour to counseling and educating their children. More often, they sent … [Read more...] about ENCOURAGING YOUR KIDS TO STAY FIT

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN KEEP EATING HEALTHY FROM HALLOWEEN TO NEW YEAR’S

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN KEEP EATING HEALTHY FROM HALLOWEEN TO NEW YEAR’S Late October to early January might rightly be called the “fat quarter” of the year. Bagfuls of candy on demand. Pumpkin spice lattes. Huge family meals with creamy sauces, fried ham, rich desserts, and a week’s worth of leftovers. How can you keep your kids (and yourself) on a reasonably healthy, low-calorie diet? Take … [Read more...] about HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN KEEP EATING HEALTHY FROM HALLOWEEN TO NEW YEAR’S