Before young children are able to perform simple mathematical operation…s, like addition and subtraction, they must first understand that the visual representation of a number, the way it is written, represents a set or quantity. For example, if I see the number 5 written on a piece of paper,
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Written by: Kate Eschbach
We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we’ve burned through most of our ideas. We’ve taken the family trips, we’ve done the crafts, taken picnics, and we’ve cleaned the closets. Summer camps and Vacation Bible Schools are over and our houses are starting to look like a small earthquake has happened.
I want you to think about something with me. Do you remember …
Today, every child needs to be prepared for the time when they’ll accidentally be exposed to pornography, which can cause distress and isolation behaviors in children…. “Crash and tell” is a common method to teach. But often, children are ashamed of telling or scared of what will happen, so
When I returned to work following the birth of my first son, I never even considered hiring a nanny. I had several reasons – primarily vouchers through my work that enabled me to put my son in a center right near my office. However, if I am being honest, I…
In 12 weeks, our cute little family of three will become a family of four. As the proud aunt to six adorable nieces and nephews (and a quasi-aunt to countless friends’ kids), I’ve witnessed the addition of a new baby to a family… many, many times, and have come up
High School is over and your graduate is probably going on senior trips and relaxing for the summer. Did they really graduate? Where did that time go? It seems like yesterday you were helping them with their homework and teaching them how to drive.
I’ve thought a lot about this
Learning how to help children identify emotions isn’t something most parents research a lot unless their children have a challenge with it. But, the earlier we can help our kids recognize what they’re feeling, the sooner we can work with them on appropriate ways to express how… they’re feeling.
With the scorching heat that comes with the summer, many families flock towards the beach… for relief from the sun. However, if not careful, the trip can quickly go from fun to dangerous. A cautious eye on children can have parents ensuring that the beach is an enjoyable experience for
We’ve all been there. Your home is peaceful and happy one minute, then the next it’s an all-out war zone.
Sibling rivalry is an age-old problem that’s never completely going to go away. If you’ve looked into the subject much, you’ve probably come across the advice to avoid taking sides.…
Summer is an ideal time to teach children about health and wellness—between the unlimited outdoor activities, longer hours of sunlight, and bounties of fruits and veggies at your disposal, this is a great time of year to create healthy eating regimens before the back-to-school cafeteria foods and busy days …