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Halloween Safety & Fun

Halloween Safety & Fun

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Halloween can have mixed emotions for many children with costumes and decorations varying from playful to scary. As parents it can be difficult to help children understand that Halloween is all pretend. Knowing the facts can help you teach your children and make it fun. Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts, but over the centuries Halloween transitioned to a day of parties, costumes,  and trick-or-treating. The History Channel states, “Halloween, celebrated annually on October 31, is one of the world’s oldest holidays. Although it’s derived …

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How do I help my child love reading?

Did you know October is National Book Fair Month? In 2003, The National Book Foundation, which sponsors the annual National Book Awards, is embracing October as National Book Month as part of a national effort to raise the profile of reading in American culture. In honor of National Book Fair Month we want to help you teach your child to love reading. Did you know that by middle school, most kids stop reading books that aren’t assigned in school. In the USA, an alarming 65 percent of fourth graders in public school were reading below the proficient level in 2015 …

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How Do I Teach My Child About Being Safe?

How Do I Teach My Child About Being Safe?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Think about the warnings you were given as child. They often invoked fear and stress. You may have been taught things like “Stranger Danger”, “You will get hit by a car”, “You will get burned”, and other similar messages in an effort to teach safety. For many, these left opportunities to see how far you could push it before you got hurt. Being honest, but not scaring your child is key to helping them stay safe. Being proactive in teaching your children ways to keep them safe and aware of their surroundings provides them with confidence and security. There are …

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How Do I Teach My Children to Want Healthy Meals and Snacks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Healthy from the Start By 4 to 6 months, most infants are ready to be introduced to solid foods along with breast-feeding or formula-feeding. Since most infants don’t have teeth at this stage they use their tongue to move the food in the mouth so they are able to swallow it. Start with simple foods with a single ingredient with no added salt or sugar. Most Pediatricians recommended starting with baby cereal that contains iron and zinc. Then every 3 to 7 days introduce a new fruit or vegetable. It is important to feed your child a variety of …

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Active Learning – Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Use Active Learning to Make Learning Fun Active learning places the opportunity of learning on the student in ways to help everyone engage based on the 4 different learning style. Active learning can take many forms. Commonly, students will engage in small or large activities centered around writing, talking, problem solving,Active learning can take many forms and be executed in any discipline. Commonly, students will engage in small or large with approaches ranging from short, simple activities like journal writing, problem solving and paired discussions, to longer, involved activities or pedagogical frameworks like case studies, role plays, and structured …

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The Back to School Game

Are your children excited, anxious, or a little bit of both as they head back to school? Each child experiences different emotions when it comes to school. Making school fun and exciting can help them work through their emotions and be more prepared for the upcoming school year. What we say and do in our daily lives shape our life and how we experiences it. Your attitude, as the parent, towards going back to school plays a key role in setting your child up for success in school and life. Make preparations for a going back to school game that will …

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Teaching Active Listening to Your Child

With all of the distractions in our modern world, we have become a community of people who don’t know how to focus and listen to others. Active Listening is an important life skill that you can teach your child – and help yourself, too! Before you can teach your child active listening you need to understand what it is. Active listening is a technique of understanding the complete message being communicated through words, tones of the voice, and body language. Active listening requires that those participating in the conversation are not distracted. This is something we all need to work on. Distractions …

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How Do I Teach My Child to Have Consideration for Others?

“Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree.” – Marian Wright Edelman What does it mean to be considerate? Being considerate means to be careful not to cause inconvenience or hurt to others; showing careful thought. Therefore, teaching your child to be considerate starts with empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and identify with another person’s feelings. It includes regulating one’s own emotions and is central to success in social relationships. Children who are empathic are less likely to use aggression. Our Bully-Proof your Preschooler Series, Part 2 is on EMPATHY. …

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How Do I Teach My Child Manners?

Manners are constantly changing from generation to generation and vary based on culture. Before we explore how to teach manners we need acknowledge that the manners that are important to some may be different from those we discuss. The universal ideas behind good manners remain: common sense, consideration of others, and custom.  The definition of MANNER is two part: a way in which a thing is done or happens a person’s outward bearing or way of behaving toward others. When you are focusing on teaching manners to your child, you are looking at their behavior and how they respond to …

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