Help Improve Your Child’s Memory

When your child struggles with remembering things, especially when it relates to learning, they can become frustrated. But there's hope. Memorizing is a skill that can be learned and improved, and there are many ways you can help. Here are a few suggestions: Increasing Complexity One method is to give your child increasingly complex … [Read more...]

To the Moon and Back: 10 Love Lessons for the Whole Family

Which acts of love make you feel seen, appreciated, and cherished? What about your spouse and kids? We can all learn to communicate what we like and need to our family members, so everyone can get their needs met and no one has to end up feeling misunderstood or neglected. If love is a language, then teach your family members to become … [Read more...]

Teen Music Essay Contest 2016

Are you a musician aged 13–17? You are invited to share your insight on the music theme “How Does Practice Make Perfect?” It’s a chance to win a $400 prize from The Music Connection and have your essay published in North State Parent! If you are age 13–17 and live in Upper California (Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties), send … [Read more...]

What to Do When Your Child Cheats

Think back to third grade. It’s spelling-test day, and the word is “money.” Would that be “m-o-n-i-e”? Maybe, if you just peeked a bit over your friend’s shoulder and took a look . . . he’s writing the word now … there it is! “Monny!” OK, you never copied someone else’s paper. But maybe your best buddy slipped you a note during history class … [Read more...]