One of the most important parts of a Special Instructors’ role is to collaborate with a child’s most important people: his parents and caregivers. As educators, the primary goal is to meet your individual child’s developmental needs. We want to help them develop age appropriate play skills and meet milestones.
In order for a child to make it through the first few years of life with trying new activities and testing limits, there are bound to be bumps and bruises along the way. How does a parent know when to take care of that “boo-boo” with love and when to request a specialist? Parents routinely […]
When my family decided to move back to the New York area after almost ten years in San Francisco, one of the first decisions we made was to not live in the city itself. One of the many reasons was that the pre-school admissions scrum was not something in which we wanted to participate. So […]
Ahhh, The Epic Toddler Tantrum. It is a masterful thing. Number one, remember that it is not about you. Your child might be mad at you, but the child’s explosion is about him and his feelings, and you do not have to own those feelings as well. He is not in pain, he is PISSED. Let him be mad, you do not have to be as well.
There’s nothing that gets on a parent’s nerves like a whining child. However, it is important that we don’t lose our cool. There’s a right way and a wrong way to stop kids from whining. From gripe to grumble, these 8 tips can help you stop your kids from whining. Be Aware of Age If […]
Sadly, over time we have become more uncomfortable with setting limits and being consistent with our daily routines or general rules. Parenting is a difficult job – the most difficult and demanding job I have ever had. Our children need us to be the parent, even when it’s uncomfortable and ugly.
Whether your child has been a picky eater from the start, or has just flipped from a lover of kale and salmon to a refuser of anything but white pasta, know that you are not alone. Here is a feeding manifesto that every parent, especially parents of difficult eaters, should know.
Playtime with preschoolers can consist of virtually anything! You can make any mundane task fun and exciting for your little one. Here are some great ways to make sure playtime with your preschooler is great.