For Parents and Teachers

December 1, 2015

Don’t force hugging

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 […]
October 27, 2015

10 Things that are more important than Discipline

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. […]
September 1, 2015

What to Say to Calm an Anxious Child

“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 […]
April 29, 2015

5 Myths about Childhood Maltreatment

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 […]
April 21, 2015

Stress and Early Brain Growth

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 […]