Tagged: preschool

Five Tips for Helping Your Child Build Resilience
Five Tips for Helping Your Child Build Resilience

Resilience, defined by the American Psychological Association, is “the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threat, or even significant sources of stress.” Children that are resilient have the ability to self-regulate, are able to seek help from those around them, can problem solve, and can form relationships with...

Healthful Nutrition with Children
Healthful Nutrition with Children

November is upon us and the holidays are fast approaching.  No matter which holidays you might participate in, food is often a large part of your celebration.  As a caregiver of children, it is sometimes difficult to ensure my children are eating healthy. I remember when my son was a...

Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here They Come!

As families begin to prepare for children heading back to school, for some this is their child’s first time attending “the big school.” Excitement about new things can also bring anxiousness about the unknown. Ask your child how s/he is feeling about going to kindergarten.  If your child seems less than...

A Stressed Brain Cannot Learn

As summer time approaches and many children will be entering Kindergarten this fall, parents and teachers alike are left to wonder, “Are they ready?” and “What does Kindergarten readiness really mean?”  Consider this: One in every four children under the age of four years old have experienced some form of trauma...

Sorry Not Sorry

Picture this. You’re at the park.  A child walks up to your little one and joins in constructing the gravel mountain your child has been diligently working at for 15 minutes.  They make eye contact. Your sweet little angel swats at the joiner, unleashing tears streaming like Niagara Falls from...

Worksheet Worries

Whether parents choose to homeschool or enroll in institutional methods of education, the pressure to academically prepare for what’s next is increasing year to year.  Buzzwords such as “Kindergarten readiness” coupled with the Third-Grade Reading Law signed by Governor Snyder this past October surely have many parents wondering how to ready...

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