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December 16, 2018     Category: Parental Expectations

How often do you find yourself giving vague instructions to your kids —  “Stop that”, “Clean this up”, “Be nice to your sister”, “I told you to stop it. ” usually with little effect? It seems children often seek to do exactly the opposite of what their parents tell them, whether because of distractions or just old-fashioned disobedience. But children misbehave for other reasons, too. Their parents may not have expressed their expectations clearly enough — or they’ve fallen into a pattern of in...

November 15, 2018     Category: Gratitude

In November, we often share something we are thankful for as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. Expressing gratitude makes us feel happier and more aware. The value of gratitude is endless, and if we teach our children the benefits of gratitude while they’re young, they’ are more likely to reap the rewards throughout their lives.Look over these gratitude activities – these will help cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” in your little ones.Create a family gratitude book. Each member of the family should add photos, n...

September 18, 2018     Category: Sharing

Your toddler’s room is teeming with toys, yet whenever a friend reaches for the most neglected toy, it is suddenly the favorite. A struggle ensues, and soon any fun and laughter are replaced by tears and tantrums.Sound familiar? Rest assured — sharing is a notion beyond the grasp of most toddlers. Sharing is learned as children’s social, emotional and cognitive development increases.Children have difficulty sharing, especially young children. This is a normal part of the development process. Knowing and accepting this is ...