Kids learn through modeling and repetition, and gratitude is no exception. The more often your children see or hear you showing thanks, the more seeds you plant in their garden of appreciation. In their book, Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono note that young children first… Read more »
There she goes again. Once more down the slide. “After each landing, she squealed with excitement and said ‘do again,’” recalls Rhonda Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of Early Childhood Education, Human Development & Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She remembers how much her oldest daughter loved the slide at the Countryside YMCA’s pool when… Read more »
At age 6, Jalese Stone attended her first day at the Clem & Ann Buenger Boys & Girls Club, where she quickly found herself surrounded by friends and mentors that would leave a lasting impression. Like many kids who attend the after-school program, Jalese came from a home full of strife, where her single mother… Read more »
by Christopher A. Thurber, Ph.D. Young people between eight and eighteen spend an average of 6.5 hours a day absorbed in media — much of the time is solitary. Pro-Children Solutions Electronic technology has done a lot to make life more convenient. Sadly, the 1950s dream of having robots and computers do most jobs… Read more »
“Sleep is like the unicorn – it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Dr. Seuss
When a child decides to bite yours and you have no idea why … keep calm. There’s an underlying reason for his biting, so read on.
Sponsored by Bethany School Kindergarten teachers understand that little kids get squirmy and have loads of energy, so at Bethany School a kindergarten day has to include lots of, well, flexibility. “Instead of ‘High School Musical,’ it’s ‘Kindergarten Musical!’” says Karen Gately, a kindergarten teacher at Bethany School, a private school for… Read more »
When your child’s fears start to take over his daily life, it’s time to get help. Fear is normal … but sometimes it’s not.
Getting comfortable with others takes practice — for ALL of us. And we should ALL know when to put the phone down!
Highly creative children come from parents who place values above rules. Here are some tips to help you raise an original kid.