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When kids grow up with no responsibilities and have everything they need or want given to them freely, there is only one possible outcome: spoiled, entitled brats. This does not mean that they’re bad kids or that selfish behaviors can’t be turned around. It just becomes exponentially more difficult with age, because the patterns and […]

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Disciplining children is tricky business, and parents often find it helpful to integrate tips from teachers who have been around the block. Although parents and classroom teachers work with kids in different contexts, the same behavior management techniques can be used to great effect. The following is an article from parenting.com, and offers helpful ideas […]

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What do you do when your child is scared to try something new? While at the playground yesterday with Mr 4 and Ms 2, we met a sweet girl named Jazmin (4yo) who was there with her mom. Unfortunately her mom was tied up on the phone most of the time, so Jazmin played with […]

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In my last blog post I invited parents to imagine different learning activities they could do with kids using this amazing video as a launch pad. Here I’ll share some ideas I’ve come up with for different age groups: Toddlers – Kindergarten Talk about the video with your child. What did they like about it? […]

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Parents, we all want our children to read. More importantly though, we want our children to want to read. The easiest way to do this is to read with our kids every day (so sayith every teacher and research study worth their salt). In fact, it’s so common sense to nurture a love of reading […]

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This question plagues many parents. There’s a lot of pressure on moms and dads to get their children into kindergarten as soon as possible. People often fear that their child will be somehow left behind academically, or get a stigma about being one of the older students in their grade, or for reasons of pride […]

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