Parents in today’s world are bombarded with difficult, trying decisions at every turn. Youth seem to be growing up at a faster pace in a world full of social media and instant gratification. We understand that one primary concern when parenting is attempting to raise children who will grow up to be self-sufficient, independent, intelligent, contributing members of the family and society at large.
Babies are born with barely enough control of their muscles to suck, and spend most of their childhood developing control over their muscles, also known as motor skills. People can learn new motor skills at any time of their lives, but young children learn more quickly and easily than they will learn later. Motor skills are divided into the categories gross and fine. Gross motor
Much of the world seems magical through the eyes of little children. The most magical thing to witness is a plant growing through its cycle into the spring month. Dr. Seuss’s birthday just passed and during this time many teachers struggle to create inspiring lessons around his books. The perfect book to combine with the newness of spring is The Lorax, and the perfect lesson
So, your maternity leave is at an end. It is time for you to return to work. Sure, separation anxiety is your biggest worry right now. It’s to be expected that you would be worried. Most babies going into daycare for the first time are from six to twelve months. That is typically the age babies are most likely to have anxiety when separated
Confident children can accomplish anything. We all want our children to grow up and be confident in their abilities and comfortable with their identity. Most of us also realize that confidence is not always an easy thing to instill in a child, especially if we ourselves struggle with confidence in our adult lives. But as fate would have it, it is all the more
1.) Are Millennial Parents Different? Millennials are on the rise. This generation currently outnumbers all the others–including baby boomers–and they’re making decisions that will help shape the generation that comes after them. Are these parents really so different than the ones that came before them? In some ways, millennial parents are handling the responsibilities associated with parenting much differently