• Simple Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Young Children

    March 15, 2018

    Mindfulness exercises can help children to be aware of their surroundings and in touch with their feelings. Here are some tips on how to encourage children to take in the moment.   Listen to the bell. An easy way for children to practice mindfulness is to focus on paying attention to what they can hear. You…Read More

  • Giving Kids Responsibilities

    March 8, 2018

    Here are some ideas for age-appropriate tasks that can children can be held accountable for and complete with some caregiver help. Toddler: Put away their toys when they are finished with them. You can make this into a brain building moment by asking they put all blue toys in one bin, all yellow ones in…Read More

  • Violence in the Media

    March 1, 2018

    With the heavy presence of technology in today’s world, it seems like scenes of violence are more available than ever. Studies show that when children are exposed to violence in video games, books, movies, and other types of media they are more likely to engage in violent behavior themselves. Thankfully, caregivers can protect their kids…Read More

  • Imaginary Friends

    February 22, 2018

      There is no harm in having an imaginary friend. In fact, research shows that having an imaginary friend is linked to increased creativity later in life, as well as strong verbal skills and a good understanding of social interactions. Imaginary friends serve many important functions. They are trustworthy. All children have secrets and want…Read More

  • Encouraging Friendships

    February 15, 2018

    Friendships are one of the most important and valuable parts of childhood Here are a few ways to help support your child’s friendships… 1. Model that you care. Let your child know that you feel friendships are important and worth the effort. Get to know your child’s friends – remaining involved in your child’s social…Read More