As most of the country turns its proverbial eye to the political state of our country, I am focused on the politics of the playground – specifically, recess. Truly not just recess, but all unstructured outdoor playtime set aside for young children. As parents today struggle with carefully planning their children’s schedules, it’s important that they define the […]
A Mommybites reader asked: My first grader is nervous about school. What are some tips I can use to help soothe this transition? Starting the first grade school year off right is so important when building the foundation of a successful school year. There are many great tips to ease the back-to-school transition, but my […]
A common refrain from parents of babies (he puts everything in his mouth) always strikes me as a wonderful time to begin educating parents about how babies learn. Babies and toddlers learn about the world through sensorimotor experiences.
Divorce and separation, no matter how amicable the situation, is challenging for everyone involved. It can be particularly so for children, given the number of major changes that will occur in that child’s life.
Within the first few days of a child’s life, many parents will describe them as calm, easy going, demanding, or high strung. Each child is born with a temperament that influences the way they react to the world around them. That being said, it is important for parents to remember that temperament is not static. […]