• How Shy Is Too Shy?

    January 25, 2018

    This week’s tip is provided by our friends at the Child Mind Institute      It is common for young children to be a little shy sometimes, especially when they are around strangers. Young children might seem withdrawn or anxious in new social situations, but after a brief warm-up period they are able to join…Read More

  • 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