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BOOKS THAT HAVE HELPED ME AS A PARENT

BOOKS THAT HAVE HELPED ME AS A PARENT

Would you like more parenting support? These are wonderful books:  Conscious Discipline Becky Bailey Raising A Thinking Child Workbook Myrna Shure How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlisch  Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness Edward M. Hallowell M.D Your…

BULLIES: WARNING SIGNS

BULLIES: WARNING SIGNS

What are some signs that your child is having to deal with bullying behavior? There is an imbalance of power within their friend group. Power differences can be based on almost anything. Any time one person really wants something, there is potential to be kind towards…

CHORES FOR KIDS

CHORES FOR KIDS

Children like to contribute. Even two year olds can do things to help. They often say, “Let me do it myself” so try to find ways for your child to help with chores around the house. We have to remember how challenging it is for them…

DOWN TIME WITHOUT SCREEN TIME

DOWN TIME WITHOUT SCREEN TIME

Why do we put our children in front of the television?  Probably because we are exhausted from work, traffic, paying bills, etc. We all deserve some downtime to ourselves, but too much screen time can impair a child’s development. So what do we do? Children…

FINDING THE BEST PRESCHOOLS

FINDING THE BEST PRESCHOOLS

Summary: If you can’t find the perfect preschool, at a minimum, choose a school where teachers are warm and nurturing. If possible, find a program where a teacher has a BA in early education or has extensive early education training. There is an enormous amount…

KIDS AND VIDEO GAMES

KIDS AND VIDEO GAMES

I don’t think it is appropriate for a child younger than 6 to have much screen time. Some would respond to this that we are doing our children a disservice not exposing them to all of the computer gadgets that are now central to adult…

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS

The following is a review of the book Last Child in the Woods in Scientific American (2005):   Unstructured outdoor play was standard for me as a hyperactive child growing up in the rural Midwest. I fondly recall digging forts, climbing trees and catching frogs without…

MORE IDEAS FOR HOME

I have outlined below ways to help your child with imagination/creativity, emotional intelligence, literacy, math, joy of learning, writing development and service.  As you interact with your child, remember children are not mini-adults. They are qualitatively different in their ways of learning and thinking from…

PARENTING BOOKS THAT I HAVE LOVED

PARENTING BOOKS THAT I HAVE LOVED

Would you like more parenting support? These are wonderful books:  Conscious Discipline Becky Bailey Raising A Thinking Child Workbook Myrna Shure How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlisch  Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness Edward M. Hallowell M.D…

TVS, COMPUTERS AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

TVS, COMPUTERS AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

I believe parents should limit their children’s screen time. Please see the article “Kids and Video Games”.  Computers Exposing your young children to limited computer use can have positive outcomes. Children can use text-to-speech programs when learning to write, read interactive books, write e-mails to…