• Playing Pretend

    January 18, 2018

      Play is connected to children’s learning, more so than direct instruction  When children learn something from experiencing it, they learn it faster and more meaningfully When children are instructed to believe that there is only one right answer, or to use rote memory, they don’t learn how to learn, or that learning can be…Read More

  • Different Parent, Different Style

    January 11, 2018

    What if Both Parents Have Different Ideas About Parenting? While it is ideal to discuss your ideas and expectations as a “team,” it is inevitable that certain parenting styles and rules will be different between even the most compatible people. Explain to your child that lots of people have different rules. Point out to your…Read More

  • Nurturing Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

    January 4, 2018

    The start of a new year is a great time to focus on building positive relationships and increasing self-esteem. This is especially important for girls, who often encounter mixed messages from adults, peers and the media. Here are some tips on how you can help nurture your daughter’s self-esteem in 2018… Be a positive role…Read More

  • Nurturing Empathy

    December 21, 2017

    With the Holiday Season in full swing, we all want to teach our children lessons of giving thanks and being grateful. Before concepts of gratitude can be understood, we must begin by nurturing empathy in our children. _______________________________________________________________________ Empathy: Your child’s ability to imagine how someone else is feeling in a particular situation and respond…Read More

  • Responding to Back-Talk and Rude Behavior

    December 14, 2017

    Reduce back-talk with these tips from Seedlings Group.   1. Praise positive dialogue. Pay attention and praise specifically (with some affection too) every time your child speaks to you with respect or calmly when he or she is tired, angry, or frustrate. Reinforce respectful dialogue. 2. Use helping language. “I see you’re upset. Please find a…Read More