- Celebrating Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, which usually occurs sometime in December on the secular calendar, when the days are the shortest and the nights are the darkest.
- The Spirit of Generosity
We’ve all heard the statement “it’s far better to give than receive,” but how can we make this relevant to our children? How can we help our children experience the rewards of giving, as well as understand that helping others is a priceless emotional gift we give to ourselves?
- Helping Children Manage Their Fears at Halloween
Halloween is fast approaching and for some youngsters this holiday is more frightful than fun. Learn seven ways to help manage these fears.
- Supporting Young Children’s Friendships
Bette Midler sings, “You’ve gotta have friends.” Woody in “Toy Story” sings, “You’ve got a friend in me.” Dionne Warwick sings, “That’s what friends are for.” Collectively, these songs represent what it means to need a friend, be a friend …
- Making Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes, and children are certainly no exception. As a parent, it’s likely you’ve anticipated, avoided or amended the mistakes your young children have made. While no parent relishes the idea of their children making mistakes it’s also important …
- Supporting Children’s Upsets
Children Meltdowns, Outburst, Tantrums – Oh Boy! If your child is having a “meltdown” you’re probably not referring to a messy ice cream cone. You are most likely referring to your child’s big, overwhelming feelings that are being expressed through …
- Parent-Child Communication: Words Are Powerful Tools
Parenting may well be the hardest, most demanding and certainly the most emotional job a person may ever have. And, all of you in the trenches know that parenting young children is much more of an “art” and much less …
- The Superhero Dilemma
To be or not to be … a superhero, that is the question. Intrigued by their extraordinary strength and superhuman powers, children are naturally drawn to these “larger than life figures.” And because these characters morph into different beings, fly …
- Part Six: Potty Training – What Should One Avoid?
Mistakes That Commonly Occur Common mistakes happen, so give careful attention to the following “faux pas” which often “derail” the mastery process. Avoid emphasizing the child is a “Big Boy or Big Girl;” Children between two and three years of …
- Part Three: Primary school (6 to 7 years old): Flu Shot Preparation
A few days in advance of the appointment share with your child that you will be going with him for a flu shot; allow him to express how he feels about a past doctor’s office experience that he no doubt …