Category Archives: ACA Blog


Are iPads Bad For Children?


Introduced to the market in April of 2010, iPads swiftly became the latest must-have hand-held computer gadget. Now more than 45% of U.S. adults own an iPad or one of its competitor tablets. Many of those iPads find their way into little hands, where gleeful children, toddlers, and yes, even infants learn to tap, swipe, […]

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My Child Hates School, What Should I Do?


Parenthood is full of challenges both big and small. The first days or weeks of preschool, kindergarten, middle school, and high school are high on the stress list for both you and your child. But when the moment of transition has passed yet anxiety and discontent continue, there are few words more distressing for a […]

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How To Help A Child’s School Anxiety


There’s an old saying that a parent is only as happy as her most unhappy child. When your child is anxious about school, you can’t help but be worried and anxious yourself. There are no real scientific studies on how common school anxiety is among kids, but many educators and researchers believe that it is […]

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Apps That Teach Kids


Like all parents in the new millennium, you’re concerned about how much time your kids are spending in front of a screen each day. But when you’re waiting in a check-out line with a screaming toddler or driving to grandma’s house while a preschooler kicks the back of your seat in boredom, nothing beats a […]

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3 Great Teacher Appreciation Gifts


Though the thought matters, your child’s teacher already has a cabinet full of “World’s Best Teacher” mugs, ceramic polished apples, and Christmas ornaments hand-made by her students. These end-of-year and holiday appreciate gifts are warmly received, but soon find their way to a box or a drawer with similar items from past classrooms. How much […]

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Back To School Anxiety In Children, 3 Tips To Help


The symptoms begin after the last beach day. Your child complains of stomachaches, nausea, or headaches. She wakes up several times a night, sometimes with nightmares, and acts cranky during the day. She may be clinging and nervous, frequently seeking reassurance and asking a lot of questions about clothing choices and the day-to-day changes to […]

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How To Spark Curiosity In Children


Curiosity is one of humankind’s innate abilities, the force that urges us to learn more about the world in which we live. Every child is born with an ample dose, which manifests the very first time an infant tracks an object with his eyes. Curiosity is the engine that drives a student to learn letters, […]

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10 Foods To Feed An Underweight Child


Got a skinny kid? If so, then you know that underweight children are often overlooked in a society where obesity is considered an American epidemic. Story after story appears on the media about the dangers of overeating, but very little coverage is given to the troubles of chronically underweight children. Parents of Slim Jims are […]

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Benefits of Breakfast: ADHD Diet and Nutrition


On a school morning, when you’re coaxing your child out of bed, nagging him to get dressed, to comb his hair, to pack his backpack, and to find his shoes, you’re likely feeling pretty good if you can also coerce him to wolf down a slice of toast before you’re all late for school. Add […]

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4 New-Millennium Ways To Encourage Your Child To Read


There may never be a better way to encourage your child to read than by snuggling up with a big, colorful board book for a nighttime story. Yet the new millennium has brought technology into every aspect of our lives. While we may hope that nothing will ever take the place of fuzzy slippers, warm […]

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