1. Child night terror

    Fears and Phobias in Young Children and How to Tackle Them

    If your child has developed a fear or phobia of something specific, whether it’s the water, the dark, or an animal such as dogs, there is generally a point at which that phobia began. Perhaps he had a scary encounter with an overly enthusiastic dog, or the water stung his eyes when he was splashed at the local pool. These types of experiences can evolve into persistent phobias that deprive child…Read More

  2. 7 Ways to Raise Kinder Children

    This time of year, there is a focus on kindness, charity, and thoughtfulness. Help your child to understand that being the giver of kindness can be just as rewarding as being the recipient with these seven strategies to raise kinder kids. Send kind thoughts. If you know a family who is going through a hard time, let your child know a little bit about what is going on, and ask her to send kind thou…Read More

  3. Talking to Young Children About Race: How to Get Started

    As you scroll through your Facebook feed, click through the Washington Post, or see passing headlines on CNN, you’re probably noticing that race is a looming topic in our country right now. Your children, as they get older, will become more curious about race and racism, and it’s important to let them know that they can come to you when they need to process their feelings about race. It’s im…Read More

  4. Teaching Young Children About Polite and Respectful Behavior

    You may have noticed that toddlers and preschoolers don’t exactly have polite behavior down pat. Are they cute? Yes. Funny? Of course. Sweet? The sweetest. But kindness, generosity, and respect are qualities which must be taught and modeled at home in order for young children to begin to display them. Pay your children respect. Parents can show respect to their children in ways they often don’…Read More