Category Archives: Parenting

Build a Sense of Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me series. Mr. Rogers was a strong advocate for children. In his much acclaimed and long running television show … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings: Setting Goals for Summer Success

By Beverly K. Bachel, author of What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens At the beginning of the school year, we encourage kids to set goals. But by now, … Continue reading

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I Want It NOW! How to Help Preschoolers Develop Self-Control

By Molly Breen For preschoolers (and for lots of adults) it is hard to wait for a turn; it takes self-control. Waiting, or delaying gratification, can be a big developmental challenge. Preschoolers want what they want, and they want it … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Use I-Statements to Solve Peer Conflicts

By Allison Wedell Schumacher No, they’re not the latest technology on which kids can log hours of screen time. I-statements (also known as I-messages) are a method of communication that people have been using to resolve conflict for decades. And … Continue reading

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18 Fun Ways to Get Ready 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 is not only an exciting and challenging milestone for your child … Continue reading

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