Parenting and the Importance of Sports: 7 Benefits

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden Benefits of Sports for Children By Kristin Farmer, M.Ed. Founder ACES and Aimee Pack, M.A., BCBA ACES  – Many reasons have been found for parents to engage their children in sports. Some of these reasons are quite obvious while others are surprising to…

Teaching Children Respect for the Planet - Photo by Kristin Farmer ACES 2014 All Rights Reserved

Never Too Young to be of Service

Teaching our children the importance of being of service to others, especially with an eco-conscious mindset by Kristin Farmer, M.Ed., Founder ACES and Aimee Pack, M.A., BCBA ACES  Through teaching by example, we can instill a dedication to service and respect for the planet at the same time within our children, and they may, in turn, share this…

1 Children playing with knife and firearm at home - Photo taken by Krisitin Farmer 2014 All rights reserved

The Effects of Violent Games on Children and Young Children

 Effective Parenting Means Careful Choices of Video and Computer Games By Kristin Farmer, M.Ed., ACES Founder and Aimee Pack, MA, BCBA, ACES Director. When the video game Mortal Kombat hit American arcades in the early 1990s, a fierce debate ignited. Horrified parents decried the game’s unprecedented depictions of human decapitation and incineration, and gamers launched…