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.
Our two grandchildren have just – gasp! – entered their teen years. We’re hoping you can give us advice on talking with them about peer pressure and issues involving sex, drugs, and alcohol. We are fortunate in that we are on the same page as their parents in these matters, but we also feel that as their grandparents we might have some different approaches and opportunities than what they have with their parents. And is it even our place to engage on these topics?
Dear Readers, Below is an unabridged article I wrote for CitiBank’s Women and Company. Perhaps my advice will be helpful to parents and grandparents alike. The Secret Word to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids How does spoiling happen? Experts agree that children become spoiled and feel entitled when they are overindulged by their parents. Let’s face […]
A Mommybites reader asks: My three year old son wants to wear a tutu to school. He sees his sister wearing one and wants to as well. I don’t know what to do. Yes or no? First ask yourself what about this bothers you. Are you worried that his peers or teachers will disapprove or […]
My older son, Tom, 32, married to Tracey, became involved with her when he was 17 and she was 19. She is really the only person he ever seriously dated. She has always called the shots in their relationship. During the past 15 years she is always warm and friendly at family functions (while my […]
Traveling with a baby is a daunting task – here are some tips to make sure you’re traveling like a pro with your little one!
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.
Dr. Gramma Karen brings in the New Year with an awesome interview about GLAM – a platform to help young girls learn advanced math! Join Karen in learning more about GLAM from its founder, high school sophomore Tessa Wayne.