http://deeprootsathome.com/kids-bored-entitled/ As an educator of 40+ years, and with each year that passes, I see this happening to children younger and younger. I remember when children used to say “Mommy, look at me, look at me, watch me, look at me”? Sadly, many have stopped asking. It doesn’t need to be this way.
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“Families Today:” Community-Building Among Families From the NEW YORK TIMES COLUMN: FAMILIES TODAY: COMMUNITY-BUILDING AMONG FAMILIES By: T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., and Joshua Sparrow, M.D. (Note from Cindy.. It’s September! Start the new schoolyear and join us. We are here for you. Here are some of the ways you can feel a deeper sense of […]
Let me introduce you to the kindest and smartest man in the world, who is our consultant and friend Joshua Sparrow MD. Dr. S just sent this to me. He didn’t write it although he has co-authored almost every book with Dr. Berry Brazelton. He sent it to me and I pay attention to everything […]
During Spring and Summer vacation, parents always ask about screen time. Here is the Zero to 3 and the Academy of Pediatrics recommendation. https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/149-television-and-the-under-3-crowd (you can decide if reading this counts as part of your screen time!)
Here are some words of advice from our trusted friends at Sleepy Planet… Jill and Jenn Jennifer Waldburger, MSW Jill Spivack, LCSW Cofounders, Sleepy Planet Creators, The Sleepeasy Solution Daylight Savings this Sunday, March 12 Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour. If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning she will […]
what-do-to-about-the-babies No one knows more or feels more than our beloved Dr. Josh Sparrow. He wrote this for Perspectives in Mental Health in Summer 2014. Sadly, we need it still. This Holiday Season lets do more than make resolutions. Let’s actually do something to make a difference. Thank you Dr. Josh.
For reasons still unclear to me, what was once considered essential is now barely considered. For decades we have known the importance of learning handwriting at an early age and in an effort to support our children and because there is just not enough time in the preschool day of play to properly teach handwriting we have offered […]
Pope Francis awards the Global Teacher Prize to a teacher who fights trauma with play. ‘Not test score results, emotional results’ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/world/middleeast/a-palestinian-teachers-methods-earn-the-attention-of-more-than-her-class.html?login=email And so she works to calm them down — and she does so by playing games with them. She puts on a clown’s wig and employs hand puppets, and she draws the […]
…Sharing Tips from Sleepy Planet… Thank you, Sleepy Planet….. Spring Ahead Without Falling Behind on Sleep Daylight Savings this Sunday, March 13 Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour. If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning she will likely sleep till 7:30 AM. Her entire schedule – naps and bedtime – […]
Its that time of year, when decisions are made about which preschool to choose and when to send preschoolers to kindergarten. What we have known for a very long time is being proven over and over and over again. Research has shown the importance of PLAY BASED preschools and that WAITING A THIRD YEAR […]