11
Jan

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Reacting or Responding-What’s the Difference?

Imagine that your oldest kids are fighting…again.  Or, your youngest just spilled his juice box on the floor.  Or, your daughter is whining that life is “not fair.” What’s your knee-jerk reply? Are you a yeller? Do you criticize? Overreact? Maybe you ignore, walk away or throw up your hands in frustration. Or…do you inquire? […]

19
Sep

0

Not Your Ordinary Preschool

Think Global:  Watch the trailer for “Present Perfect”, a documentary about the Inter-Generational Learning Center near Seattle, Washington. The center combines a nursing home with an on-site preschool blurring the lines of generational segregation to which we have become blind.  Both generations benefit! This film is currently in post-production, with release anticipated Summer of 2016. “..with neither […]

19
Sep

0

Chore Stories

Link Global #1: Read “The Importance of Household Chores” and improve your child’s future one dirty sock at a time!  List of chores that toddlers and preschoolers can do  Why they should learn to do them.   “Better to understand now that perfection is not what holds a family together; the bond forged through shared struggle […]

14
Sep

0

Decline of Play Among Preschoolers

Think Global: The Washington Post reported that a rise in sensory issues among the under-7 crowd may be linked to a reduction in active free play outdoors.   Meaningful play has been usurped by academic, adult-led activities for many young children.  Then when issues arise, adults try to fix things by teaching special skills like specialized breathing […]

14
Sep

0

Playing with your Preschooler

Think Global:   A couple of thought about play… The first ideas come from the blog “Hand in Hand”. Starting preschool is a big step for you and your little one.  Between separation struggles and rough re-entries to the home environment, you can use some help!  Why not lighten up with games that ease these transitions?   […]

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