Category Archives: Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Classroom Environment: Your Silent Teaching Partner

By Molly Breen In graduate school, I learned about a preschool teacher who, at the beginning of the school year and after all subsequent resetting of the classroom, would “walk” the entire classroom on her knees to perceive the environment … Continue reading

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Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Build Resilience to Shame

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series As I’ve been thinking about writing this post about helping kids overcome shame, I’ve been struggling to capture my thoughts about the issue. Based on my experiences, … Continue reading

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Worries Are Not Forever: How to Recognize and Soothe Anxiety in Young Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Worries Are Not Forever When I tell parents and teachers the title of my new children’s book, Worries Are Not Forever, they often say something like, “I need that immediately” or “Do you have one … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Being Bullied? Here Are a Few Ways to Tell

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “Mommy, do you think Alex will like this dress?” It seemed an odd question—my four-year-old daughter had yet to show interest in anyone’s opinion about her clothes (including mine). Then again, she had been talking about … Continue reading

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