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May 22, 2017     Category: Early Childhood EducationGoalsValuesTeamwork Communication

Being a leader - is it ‘natural born’ or is it nurture? Several psychologists conclude it’s more 50/50. Coming from a strong leadership family will definitely have an effect on leadership encouragement, even for a most mild-mannered child. Leaders can be categorized into two different styles. There is the inspiring leader, who is a thoughtful listener and inspires others in a positive and encouraging manner. The other being a dominate leader, who leans towards a more bossy and rigid in viewpoint.Parents can often confuse their i...

May 22, 2017     Category: Potty TrainingGoalsBehaviorPreparationStrategiesToddler

Meeting the Challenges of Potty Training Potty training is best achieved when the least amount of stress is present. It is wise not to plan training during any big life events such as a move, major holidays, relationship change or stress, etc. Be sure to have big girl or big boy pants ready and available and already have decided between a potty chair and potty seat. (A potty seat is the child-size toilet seat that attaches to your current toilet seat. A potty chair is a freestanding child-size “toilet”.) And lastly have fortitude ...

April 09, 2017     Category: GoalsValuesPreparationTeachingChoicesLessons

What Really Motivates Kids?More often than not, it is a challenge to motivate our kids? Often we meet defeat in attempting to motivate them. It can be a debilitating process creating push-pull scenario resulting in a power struggle.Before letting it get the best of us as parent, we need to put the brakes on and ask ourselves, “What’s my child’s responsibility here? What is mine?” As a parent, our job is to hold our child accountable when their work isn’t getting done – this will teach him how the real world works. Real world ...