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 […]

Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

Here we have a story all about how a youngster entering the classroom for the very first time learns self-regulation and learns to identify his emotions, understand his body cues and control his behavior. He learns to control behavior as a result of first identifying his feelings and framing them properly through the acronyms FADS(frustration, […]

How to Ensure Smooth Transitions within the Pre-school Classroom

Transitions are powerful teaching tools and learning opportunities. They guide children gently through the day, provide special attention to individuals, and help children move from one area of the classroom[or the home] to another smoothly. The following transition ideas should help you reduce the number of interruptions and encourage activities to flow from one to another with ease. Cues for […]

Fatherhood & “The Daddy Rule”

This post beautifully sums up the role of a father in a child’s-boy or girl-life starting from Day One. Readers, parent or practitioner, gain an understanding of approach fathers take in bonding with, supporting and parenting of their offspring-biological or by choice. Fathers have an especially critical role to play in the lives of their […]