What is trust? As parents, how can we teach our children to be trustworthy? Trust is difficult to understand for most adults, and even harder to teach kids.
Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, recommends using a marble jar to help children visualize trust. Her research suggests that small, seemingly insignificant acts of support or kindness create trust, each action building upon the other. Use Continue reading “Developing Trust”
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”
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”
Have you ever made your own butter? It is a blast to do and keeps kids active and engaged. All you need is a jar with a lid and heavy cream from the store.
Pour the cream into the jar so it’s about 2/3 full; if the jar is too full, it will be difficult to Continue reading “Make Your Own Butter”