Category Archives: Parents and Kids

Doctor Orders Bored Children to Go Outside

Young, nimble, lightening bug like creatures with eyes as big as owls, tongues as long as lizards, mouths as big as the ocean, and a need for 10 minutes of sleep a night, are the summer creatures of Japan, and … Continue reading

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5 Camp Myths Debunked

Myth: Camping is all about hiking, swimming, fishing and catching bugs. Truth: There are a variety of camping programs.  Each one offers different types of focus and activities.  It’s best to assess your child’s needs and decide if a traditional … Continue reading

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What Kids Crave in Summer

Kids can’t wait for school to end so their fun can begin! But you and I both know, that after a while, the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” pops up over and over again. How do you curb your child’s cravings … Continue reading

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Saving for Your Children’s Future *Announcement

Saving for your Children’s future As a parent it’s a natural instinct to want the best for your children. Apart from the parental guidance you give throughout their lives, the benefit of a top quality education is perhaps the greatest … Continue reading

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Living in Japan with Kids? 6 sites to help you find your way!

Parents have no fear! We have plenty of resources right here! From things to do on a rainy day to explaining Japanese history, these links will guide you through a new terrain.     Japanese History and Facts When you … Continue reading

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English Immersion in Japan

When you first started studying English when did you start learning English? Did you learn after your teacher told you to memorize 30 verbs in 10 days? Did you learn after you watched an episode of the Disney Channel? Did … Continue reading

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It’s a rainy day…Now What?

The kids are crying! You are tired of texting! You have watched all of the DVDs in the house! You can’t even think about walking out the door since the very idea of putting the kids in a stroller, hopping … Continue reading

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Camping Made Easy: What types of camps are there?

The people at My Favorite Camping Store have an article entitled, “Kids Camping-It’s Not Easy…But it’s so rewarding.” I have to agree with them…camping is rewarding, but if you want to make it easy, then looking into weekend camps, day … Continue reading

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Shimmy Your Shyness Away

You see a notice in the school office for auditions for the school play. You stop and wonder if you should try out for a part.  You’ve always wanted to be on stage and you are constantly practicing the lines … Continue reading

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I’m homesick…

Campfire! Songs! Hikes! New friends! Who needs all of those things when you are feeling like you just want to go home? It’s perfectly normal for some children to feel homesick while they’re at camp. It’s actually healthy. Wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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