1. Four Key Ways of Showing Respect to Your Young Child

    Parents spend a lot of energy making sure that their kids grow up to be respectful, courteous, generous, and thoughtful. These are important attributes to nurture in young children. But adults don’t always think about the ways in which children need to feel respected, and how important that is to their social and emotional development. These four important practices can help parents to develop a…Read More

  2. When Children Interrupt: How to Teach Patience and Manners

    Your phone rings and you know that your friend on the other line needs you in that moment, but you also know that taking a phone call with a toddler or preschooler nearby means constant interruptions. Your spouse comes home from work, and you rush to catch up with him or her, because you know that if you don’t address the important stuff quickly, your child will pop up and demand an end to the c…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Helping Children to Learn to Give Thanks This Year

    Thanksgiving is sometimes a bit of a forgotten holiday. It lacks the silly costumes and bags of candy of Halloween, and brings none of the hype of Christmas or the beautiful lights and gifts of Hanukkah. But it’s an excellent day to focus on not just turkey and cranberry sauce, but gratitude as well. You can begin to foster a sense of gratitude in your children this month as Thanksgiving approac…Read More