1. Stopping Bullying in its Tracks in Early Childhood

    Bullying is typically a problem that affects school-age children, particularly children in elementary school and middle school. So why address it as early as the toddler and preschool years? Many of the factors that increase bullying behavior later in childhood actually occur during the first few years of toddlerhood and early childhood education. Being on the lookout for these factors is importan…Read More

  2. Birthday Party Etiquette: Navigating A Few Common Party Concerns

    It’s that time of year! Your child’s birthday is upon you, and while he is excited about cake, games, and presents, you’ve got a project on your hands: namely, throwing a great party that makes him feel celebrated. Children’s birthday parties can be a bit tricky. Navigating the etiquette around them is difficult, but our tips will make the process a bit easier. The Guest List. You don’t …Read More

  3. Helping Socially Anxious Children Make Friends at Daycare

    Many toddlers and preschoolers have a bit of trouble making friends at daycare. Even the most talkative, playful child at home can become a bit more reserved in a childcare setting. Children who are a bit socially anxious may avoid large groups of same age peers, may have trouble knowing how to converse with other kids, and may not always want to join in on the rambunctious fun their cohort is enj…Read More

  4. Helping Your Introverted Child to Make Friends: Do’s and Don’ts

    It’s difficult for parents of introverted children to watch their child struggle to initiate conversations, make friends, and socialize in large groups of other children. You can’t force your child to act in an extroverted manner, and you can’t make friends for him, but there are small ways in which you can help him to extend himself in social situations. Do’s: Do try to role play with you…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Five New School Year Resolutions for Your Young Child

    When you have a young child, a new year often means a new school year, and it doesn't ring in with champagne. It’s generally ushered in after saying goodbye to summer camp and thinking about settling into a new routine with an emphasis on learning and development. This school year, make a few resolutions with your child in order to get off to a great start. Find a new interest. Kids have ways of…Read More

  7. Five Reason Why Summer Camp Benefits Your Child

    In the summertime, the world begins to slow its pace. It’s natural for adults and children to alter their daily activities a bit as the days grow longer and the temperatures warm, but children, specifically, benefit from new experiences and adventures in the summer. Summer camp is the perfect opportunity for children to explore, get out of their comfort zone, and blaze new trails. If you are loo…Read More