Category Archives: Early Childhood

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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Begin at the Beginning with Social-Emotional Learning

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Years ago, when I was casting about for a job, I ended up as a part-time nanny to a three-year-old boy named Logan. I got the impression that his parents, who had listed the job on … Continue reading

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Building Class Community and Setting Behavior Expectations

By Molly Breen The summer months can be a time to retool, refresh, and invigorate our teacher tool kits. We look to September as a marker for a “fresh start” with our student groups, and on the teacher side, our … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

By Celeste C. Delaney, author of ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills In many ways, kindergarten is the most important year in a child’s education. It sets the stage for how children view themselves as students and … Continue reading

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