Concerns and questions every parent should have when choosing day care for an older child.
Four standards to look for when selecting day care for your infant and young child.
About 22 or 23% of the population falls into a range that educators label low average or borderline. This means that the child will not learn as easily or as well as his same-age peers. When parents understand how to appropriately assist and advocate for their child, both child and parents experience less frustration and discouragement.
Just as in all effective parenting, the teaching of family values requires consistency, support, and acknowledgment.
How ignoring conflicts and rewarding positive behavior can lead to a real difference in family harmony.
Older children who tantrum are discouraged. They don’t know how to get their needs met through appropriate behavior. Parents can assist their child to learn positive ways of getting the attention, power and control that he wants. The process may not be quick, but with commitment, consistency, and follow through harmony can reign in your family.
Temper tantrums in children often bring out parental feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or revenge. These responses do not effectively assist a child during a tantrum. In this two-part article, we will explore strategies that allow both parent and child to emerge from a tantrum in integrity. This month focuses on tantrums in the very young child.
Helping children learn to attend longer and with greater focus takes time. It requires that parents provide opportunities for their children in which they themselves participate.
Part two of a two-part article on no-lose strategies for success.
Taking the risk of keeping the holidays simple requires the knowledge that you can have more fun when you are not overwhelmed with the extra time, effort, and money that many spend.
When children are at risk for academic failure, early intervention gives the greatest opportunity for future success.
When a learning disability is discovered early in a child’s school career, there is every reason to believe that the child will grow into successful adolescence and adulthood.
Parents who protect their children from the fullness of life fall into the trap of the too-good parent. Being a good-enough parent allows children to learn the lessons necessary in mastering life and the skills of being a member of a group.
Children's lives run more smoothly when their time is structured. There are three primary advantages for attending summer school. Does your child fit in?
Students, parents, and teachers have half a school year left to build on strengths and address weaknesses.
Strategies to apply to help you and your child during this time of transition.
A look at the reasons for hiring a tutor—and how to find one.
Part two of a two-part article on how parents can help their children's imagination flourish.
Part one of a two-part article on giving children the opportunity to expand their imaginations.
Knowing what lies behind stealing helps parents recognize patterns that may be occurring in other parts of their child’s life. It also assists them in understanding needs that aren’t being met in his life so that you can teach him to meet them in socially appropriate and effective ways.
Parents experience a multitude of feelings when they learn that their child took something that doesn’t belong to him. When they know how to handle the situation, their confidence is not shaken by the unfortunate news.
Keeping the lines of communication open between home and school assists in paving the way for a successful school year for students. When parents and teachers share what students experience in the home and classroom, the needs of the child can be met more fully.
Using the report card for its intended purpose--an indication of the child's present progress--lays the foundation for open and positive communication between you and your child.
Tips for the best ways to prepare your child for a new school year.
An introduction to underachievement, including a check list for helping to recognize signs of underachievement.