Play is a Basic Human Right, Part 1

Play is a Basic Human Right, Part 1

Play is the activity that not only is at the core of how young children develop and learn, it also is the major way that parents build relationships with their children. However, it is not always acknowledged for its crucial place in a child’s...
What Happens at School Stays at School

What Happens at School Stays at School

Many a parent has come to pick their child up from preschool to encounter their child’s teacher with news that their little one had some negative behavior at school. Parents can be confused what to do with this information as they could feel obligated to punish...
The Importance of Building Emotional Intelligence in Children

The Importance of Building Emotional Intelligence in Children

It is a dream of most parents that their children grow up to be happy and successful. Due to the prevalence of violence, bullying, depression and anxiety in children, it is vital that parents take the lead in teaching their children emotional skills that will result...
Parents Live Longer

Parents Live Longer

On some days parents might envy their friends who don’t have children but a new study from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that “mortality rates are higher in the childless.” What could be some reasons for this...
Don’t Force Children to Say Sorry

Don’t Force Children to Say Sorry

Children have so much to learn and it is inevitable that they will make many mistakes as they grow. Parents are often quick to insist on an apology when a child hits another child or grabs a toy away. Most parents want their children to grow up with good manners,...
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