1. 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

  2. Nurturing Your Young Child’s Love for Animals

    Whether you have a family pet, love your neighbor’s dogs, or just enjoy bringing your family to the farm to see the baby animals in the spring, fostering a love for animals in your child may be a part of your family’s life. What you may not know is that in addition to bringing your children fun and happiness, teaching them to love and care for animals helps them to develop empathy, considerati…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Playground Etiquette: 5 Ways to Make Peace on the Jungle Gym

    Before you had children, you undoubtedly walked past your local playground and smiled wistfully at the children at play. Happy shouts, laughter, and an abundance of playful energy abounded in front of you. What you didn’t realize was that when you eventually entered that playground as a parent of a young child, there might be a few unspoken rules. As a parent, it’s your job to help your childr…Read More

  5. Nurturing Your Child’s Interests at a Young Age

    Does your child have a keen, focused interest in one particular subject? Is he reciting his alphabet, writing his letters over and over, and trying to sound out words? Maybe your young child is particularly interested in movement and is learning gymnastics maneuvers or dance routines exceptionally quickly. Perhaps your math whiz has been counting his peas, and the number she can count is getting h…Read More