Parenting is not easy and it can be stressful sometimes. People often view the stress response as negative and want to avoid it as much as possible. However, there are some necessary and beneficial aspects to it. Our Continue reading “Parenting and stress”
As rainy days (eventually) turn into sunny days, we spend more time outside. Which is wonderful–but we don’t often think about sunscreen until the hot days of summer.
Just a few serious sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer later in life. Children’s Continue reading “Sunscreen”
Recently my niece and I had a fun afternoon making our own match game. I was gifted a set of blank matching cards and my girl and I divvied them up so we each had an even number.
You don’t need a fancy store bought set though. Instead, you Continue reading “Make Your Own Match Game”
Children as young as a couple months old show beginning signs of purposeful hand-eye coordination. Hand-eye coordination is the combined control of eye and hand movements—seeing something and reaching for it. It’s using visual input to guide the hand.
Without hand-eye coordination we wouldn’t Continue reading “Hand-eye Coordination”
I teach a stress management workshop to teenagers as part of my job as Child & Teen Services Manager with Parent Trust. Each year I go into the health classes at a variety of high schools and spend 90 minutes with mostly 9th graders.
Every once in a while, someone will visit my class. Continue reading “Children And Civility”
What should you do when children lie?
First, recognize that when a child lies it is a sign of cognitive development! No one is born with the ability to lie. Being able to lie is a step in developing higher thinking abilities!
The ability to lie develops around the age of three. Continue reading “Children And Lying”