As April begins, families are ready to welcome longer days of sunshine and warm weather, along with spending more time outside. Many school-age children are also on spring break at the beginning of April and looking to head outdoors during the downtime from school. As temperatures start to rise, families…Read Post
The early years are the most critically important in shaping learning and development for young children. This April, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an early childhood education association and accreditor, will focus attention on the importance of quality education for young children with their annual…Read Post
A week ago at my son’s hockey practice (he’s five), I witnessed an older boy (around 10) come off the ice and meet his dad who promptly directed him to sit on the bleachers so they could take his equipment off and go home (pretty standard practice). After the long…Read Post
There is almost nothing more precious than seeing your toddler make best buddies with his pals at school for the first time. Before the 21st century, sociologists actually claimed that toddlers in the 1 to 3 set were incapable of making social connections to develop actual friendships. But, research shows…Read Post
“There is always that awkward feeling running into the parent of a child who you know your child recently bit,” said Erin, mom of three - ages 6, 4, and 18 months. “Do I say hello? Are we not friends anymore because my child bit your child? Should I apologize?…Read Post
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