1. How to Build Home-to-School Connections

    An important part of helping your child feel more comfortable in school is building a solid home-to-school connection. Your child’s daycare provider or preschool teacher is likely working hard on building that connection by sending you information and updates, as well as talking with you about any issues that may be cropping up at school, but parents can take a proactive approach as well. Here a…Read More

  2. Answering “Why” Questions: Tips for Understanding and Handling Your Child’s Curiosity

    Why can’t I eat ice cream for dinner? Why is the grass green? Why do you go to work everyday? If your days are peppered with “why” questions from your little one, you’re not alone. Toddlers and preschoolers begin to ask why frequently and fervently, and it’s a normal part of their development and the teachers at our Monroe day care center know just how to help you survive this stage. Chi…Read More

  3. Five Ways to Raise a Kind and Empathetic Child

    While so much emphasis is placed on academic achievement, physical fitness, and language and music learning, there is another essential skill that parents must impart to their children. Kindness is essential to the good character of a growing child, and instilling it in your child will be rewarding both for him and for the world around him as he grows. Model kindness. Think of opportunities you ca…Read More

  4. How to Cope When Parenting Becomes a Competition

    Every parent laments about the fact that parenting has become a kind of competition. From language lessons and private tutoring to musical and athletic achievement, the pressure is on. Parents even feel a certain amount of pressure related to their vacations, housekeeping, cooking, and weekend activities. Dial down the pressure with this food for thought. Priorities are Key. While sports trophies …Read More