For Parents and Teachers

Don’t force hugging

December 1, 2015
In my family, we don’t force our kids to hug or kiss family members. Here’s why: We believe that forcing physical affection teaches our kids that […]

10 Things that are more important than Discipline

October 27, 2015
Parenting is a very complex task. If we’re not careful, we will become too focused on one aspect and let the others fall by the wayside. […]

What to Say to Calm an Anxious Child

September 1, 2015
“I am here; you are safe.” Anxiety has a way of making things look worse and feel scarier than when we are not feeling worried. These […]

5 Myths about Childhood Maltreatment

April 29, 2015
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about child abuse. Child abuse, or maltreatment, can take […]

Stress and Early Brain Growth

April 21, 2015
ACEs are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain.  This toxic stress may prevent a child from learning, from […]
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