• Addressing Toddlers’ Behavior

    February 26, 2020

    Toddlers often have difficulties managing and controlling strong emotions.  Fortunately, for parents, scientists know more than ever about how toddlers develop, and research has shown that some strategies for dealing with misbehavior work better than others. Read below for a few tips on managing toddler behavior: 1. Check your own emotions and make sure to…Read More

  • Encouraging Persistence

    February 19, 2020

    Children are born with a motivation to explore and learn, but kids need to develop persistence to accomplish their goals. As a parent, you can teach and strengthen persistence by supporting a growth mindset in your child. Read below for tips on how you can encourage your child’s persistence. 1. Help your child attempt to…Read More

  • Dealing with Messy Eaters

    February 12, 2020

    As children learn about food, taste, texture, eating, and table manners, they will often create a mess along the way. Read below for tips on how to deal with messy eaters and encourage good habits.  1. Expect Mess with Toddlers Playing with food is how toddlers explore the world of food and eating. To understand…Read More

  • Making Meaningful Connections with Everyday Items

    February 5, 2020

    This tip of the week comes from Lisa Zaretsky, an Early Childhood educator and founder of her own program, playAGAIN. Children are endlessly resourceful, imaginative, and curious. They adore an empty cardboard box because it has such potential: it can be anything, for anyone. Read below to learn about open-ended, re-purposed items and how to use…Read More