Play is on the decline in our society and unstructured play is critical to child development. Let’s look at what unstructured play is and why it matters so much.
Archive for Child Development Information
The more you read and the earlier you start, the better for children’s learning. Discover the importance of reading to your child.
What is developmentally appropriate practice and why does it matter? Do I need to do it in my home daycare? Find out more.
You might be surprised that some of the things we do to build confidence in our kids actually hurt’s their self-esteem. Find out more.
When my daughter was young, I planned to be the perfect mother. I always wanted her to feel secure and happy. What I didn’t know is that a lot of what I did that I thought would help, actually hurts kid’s self-esteem.
Helping kids learn to get along and build relationships is one of the most important things caregivers can do for them. Social skills are the key to a successful future.
Social skills come naturally to some of us and not to others. It can be tough to teach kids how to get along with other kids.
Is there a connection between food and behavior problems in kids? You might be surprised to learn that there can be.
Sometimes it seems like kids just go nuts for no reason at all. Your calm, well-behaved sweetheart turns into a lunatic for seemingly no reason and spoils a perfectly good day. There are so many things that kids eat that can affect their behavior.
How much should my child be eating? Many times we think kids aren’t eating “anything” when they are eating the appropriate portion sizes for their age.
Find out what appropriate portion sizes for young kids really are. It’s so hard to know what is enough and we worry our kids are not getting the nourishment they need.
Are kids fifty million times worse for their parents than at school or daycare? Why do kids act out when parents are around?
What can you do about it? Why is it that a child can be perfectly fine and then their mom or dad walks in and they go nutso in seconds flat? If you are a teacher, childcare provider or parent, you have seen them phenomenon over and over again. It baffles parents and providers worldwide.
I was a strong willed child, and I raised one. I know how frustrating it can be to have a battle of the wills with a small child, but there is help!
Moms and Dads, there is nothing more challenging than a child with a strong will. I have kept over 80 children in my career as a childcare provider. Believe me, I have seen strong-willed children. I have loved strong-willed children.
Conscious discipline for toddlers and preschoolers will change your life if you have kids in your life. Becky Baily’s principles are extremely effective.
Yesterday I took a refresher course in my favorite behavior and guidance class, conscious discipline by Dr. Becky Baily. If you ever get a chance to take a class based on Becky Bailey’s principles, DO IT! You will not regret it. Her conscious discipline for kids will change the way you see what you do!