Since this way of life seems inevitable by many standards, parents need to be purposeful with the time they have with their children. So where can you squeeze in some time to have teachable moments with your child?
External and internal forces will decide whether learning will flow easily or become a dreaded chore. Stresses from peers, such as bullying and group pressure to be a “certain way” is a dominant factor in a child’s life from a very young age.
The New Year is a time to restart any pattern that may have gone array in the past year. Children create habits just as adults do, although sometimes very different. Using this time of year as an opportunity to include your children in making a past behavior, routine or challenge into a positive change, invites them to practice reflection and goal setting.
Try free downloadable resources to inspire you and curtail some of the creativity block that you may be experiencing when planning the weekly menu for your family child care family, yourself, and your own family.
Cabin Fever. Winter Blues. We all get a little restless when the weather outside forces us to stay inside for longer lengths of time. There are times when bundling the kids up and letting them play in the snow is a great way to burn off some energy. When freezing rain, sub-zero temperatures, or heavy…