• Ensuring Water Safety

    June 28, 2018

    Water safety is a top priority during the summer months, as families cool off at a local pool or head to the beach. Children should be both physically prepared for the water and mentally aware of the rules and responsibilities before diving in.   1. Always Supervise Children should never be left to swim unsupervised.…Read More

  • Early Friendships

    June 21, 2018

    Infants and toddlers are typically too young to have the social, emotional, and cognitive abilities necessary to forge friendships, but children start to develop these skills around ages 3 – 5. That’s great timing, because preschool is a great environment for children to learn and practice these relationships. 1. What do early friendships look like?…Read More

  • Raising Grateful Children

    June 14, 2018

    It’s never too late to instill a sense of gratitude in your child.  Start with these tips to encourage your child to show their appreciation.   1. Lead By Example As with most things, kids learn from watching you. When a neighbor helps walk the dog, a waitress serves you food, or a stranger holds…Read More

  • Finding Your Parenting Style

    June 7, 2018

    Becoming an Authoritative Parent Decades of research has shown that the “Authoritative” parent is one that encompasses a balance of  traits. These parents show affection and love to their child, but set clear expectations for their child’s behavior and follow through when those are not met. Rules are explained, and eventually children will figure out…Read More

  • Everyday Math

    May 31, 2018

    We all use basic math language – without even realizing it!  This week’s tip from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) shows us how sorting, measuring, and shapes are all early math skills. Below are five ways how parents can help their children develop early math knowledge from the day they…Read More