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Fear of separation: Toddlers’ anxiety about separation is an indication of growth. Before the toddler turned 2, they forgot when the parent left and settled down quickly. Now the child worries about and puzzles over the parent’s departure. Parents should always tell their child that they are leaving and not sneaking out which causes a Continue Reading

1 – I Love You This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you can ever say to a child, and the thing is – you cannot say it too much.  It’s just not possible.  We say ‘I love you’ so often, but when was the last time you stopped, looked at a child in the eyes and said it to Continue Reading

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning together. In your well-crafted plans, the students are engaged in the activities,supporting one another, and growing as a learning activity.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  So why don’t these activities always work out as planned?  Although Continue Reading

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.  ~Josh Billings Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis Continue Reading

THE BENEFITS OF PLAY  Play allows children to use their creativity while it develops: Their imagination,  Their dexterity,  Their physical,  Their cognitive and  Their emotional strength Play is important to healthy brain development.  It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.  Play is a simple joy that is a cherished part of childhood. Here are Continue Reading

10 THOUGHTS TO REMEMBER AS WE END 2018!

The easier it is to do, the harder is it to change.
 Forgiveness is not an event. It is a process. Take a second look … it costs you nothing. Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got. It doesn’t do any harm to smile and say “Good Continue Reading

Bully Thoughts

I think we should move away from using the word “bullies” with our children. The term is a label, which sets kids up for failure. To say just because someone made bad choices and bullied another person they are a “bully” means that you’re creating an identity for that child before they have a chance Continue Reading

Cooperative games help children develop the essential skills of cooperation, communication, empathy, and conflict resolution by giving them an opportunity to work together toward a common goal.  These games require the skills of everyone in the group, not of just one or two people.   There is no sole winner.   All children will benefit since no one Continue Reading