How Do You Help Your Child Calm Down??

It is probably the most difficult and frustrating situation for a parent...your child is screaming, crying and can not control his or her emotions.

How do you help him or her?  First, understand that they are learning what emotions are.  They need help naming and validating them from the adults they are with.  How can we expect these young children to know how to do this on their own??

The article below is an excellent read and is extremely informative...A MUST READ for all Parents!!

How to Help Children Calm Down?

The Importance of Language

"Language is known to be one of the the most important predictors of how you are going to do later in life"
This article focuses on how language development affects the brain and how it affects children beginning in infancy .   Also, different cultures have different ideals when it comes to language.  Very interesting article, I urge you to read it and comment your thoughts!

Why the Way We Talk to Children Really Matters

Back to School!!

Is it September already?  Some kids are excited...others, not so much.  See the links below for tips to help you and your children with the transition back to school!!!

Back to School Tips

Pre-school Back to School Tips

Setting Healthy Limits on Video Games and Technology...You Can Do It!!

I'm a parent, I get it...sometimes it's easy to just let them play a game when you have things to do.  We are all human and we're not perfect parents but, we can learn to set limits early, so they understand what is acceptable for your family.  This article gives advice on how to actually set those limits for your is possible!

Healthy Limits on Video Games-

Importance of Developmental Milestones

I notice how difficult it is sometimes for Parents to hear that their child's progress in different areas of development may be slower than others.  It's so important for Parents to be educated and know what to expect of their child at different ages.  Knowing what is appropriate and not appropriate makes it easier for Parents and Teachers to work together to help children with any difficulties that might arise.  The link below gives typical milestone development for all ages.  Take a look...there is an app that can be downloaded also!

CDC Information for Families Regarding Milestones for Children
Summer is almost here!  And so are those pesky bugs...the link below gives informative info about which insect repellents are good for you and your family- 

Also, children and families will be in the water this summer and it's important to know tips for water safety! See the link below for useful information-

Sun Safety is extremely are some helpful tips and information about sun safety!

These websites have lots of  information for other relevant topics as well.  Hope they are helpful to you!
How many times do you wish that you had a reliable resource to go to with questions that you need answered???

With an abundance of information on the web it's hard to know where to turn...

My intention with this blog is to help Parents and Teachers with reliable and helpful information on all topics related to children and families. 

Child Mind Institute has provided me with extremely useful information that I have used personally and in my work.  

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!