Preschool helps equip children with all kinds of important social skills that they will continue to build on their entire lives. Here are a few of the ways preschool can prepare your child socially for the road ahead.
There is no instruction manual on being a parent. So much of it seems made up on the fly! Because of the impromptu nature of the job, every parent makes mistakes when it comes to disciplining their children. Here are some areas where you can make small adjustments and make a big difference in the effectiveness of your discipline.
Every parent does their best to focus on their family and not compare (i.e., judge) themselves to those around them. But every mom and dad has wondered … how did the parents next door raise such successful, well-adjusted kids??? Are the parents of successful kids doing something special, or was it pure dumb luck? Thankfully, there are some parenting styles and methods that anyone can use to help them raise their children to be successful in the future.
Resilience is a learned skill. People often look for the emergency exit before they work through a difficult problem. Resilience can be particularly difficult to build in children. If you’re a parent, here are five things you can do to create emotional resilience in your kids.
Learning is like exercise — both are necessary, sometimes both are fun, and sometimes both make you want to throw up. If you are a parent looking for ways to motivate your child to learn, here’s a quick list that can start you down the path to success.
Some kids are natural leaders. (We all know that 3-year-old who organizes their playmates and is happy to take charge of whatever situation they are in.) Other children learn how to be a leader like they learn how to play a sport or an instrument. Regardless, here are some ways that parents can foster leadership qualities in their kids that will help them lead as they get older … and one or two things parents accidentally do that end up stifling leadership qualities in their kids.
What does raising independent children look like? And how can parents guide their children in ways that promote independence? Here are a few things to consider as you go about raising independent children.
Expressing your love for your kids isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Each person is different, and we all give and receive love in different ways. The next time you try to bond with your kiddos, try and “speak” their love language. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Have you ever said something that you instantly wished you could take back? Parents often say things to their children that have much bigger ramifications than they realize. Here are four damaging things that parents say to their children without realizing it.
Childrens’ developmental milestones can sneak up on the most experienced of parents. And navigating these fussy, irritable, unpredictable stages can be exhausting. Here’s some information so parents can better understand what’s going on in their child’s brain, as well as a rough timeline on when they can expect these stages to hit.