Here’s What Parents Need To Know About Temper Tantrums!

Why do children have temper tantrums? Haven’t we have all walked through a shopping mall and witnessed a todder in the throws of a temper tantrum, screaming and crying, with no awareness of others around or the possibility that he or she is embarrassing that parent? Just wailing. The mother, usually,  in fact, tries to […]

Making A Case For Parent-Teacher Engagement

  As a public school middle grades teacher, besides boasting a district 1st classroom web site, I always ASKED parents about their concerns and questions regarding instruction, homework assignments and encouraged them to email me, as well. Parental input is vital to achievement.We want them to be on the same page with us.  If parents […]

Trauma-Informed Parenting-Part 1[Understanding Trauma]

When a little child falls from the swingset in the backyard or playground, it can be a traumatic experience. As parents, what’s our immediate response? We run to the child, pick him or her up, take the child into our arms, and either kiss the ‘boo-boo’ or just soothe that child with words and hugs. […]

5 Ways Parents Can Avoid Yelling at their Child

Have you ever been out in public, like at the mall, and you saw a 5 year-old having a meltdown? Parent nearby and then when parent got fed up, what was originally one temper tantrum turned into two-parent and child- both uncontrollably wailing. Child is like,”Mommy, mommy, mommy…” and parent is like “WHAT?  I said […]