Stressed and short on time, modern parents subconsciously formulate an equation to solve the problem of parenting. They know the desired end result of their work- kind, happy, successful and independent kids- and they know that people who make kids like this provide all sorts of good opportunities for their children. But, learning and development is just not that simple.
Why Humans Play
Play instructs and enables the inertia of humanity, while all at once embodying life itself. It is how we live and what we live for.
Do Babies Know Right from Wrong?
For years over, experts have failed to agree on why and when children develop morality and, specifically, whether or not babies understand right from wrong.
How to Buy Toys That Kids Actually Use
Buying toys doesn't have to be another annoying task or a waste of money. Here is a complete guide to buying engaging toys, which will enrich your home instead of collecting dust…
The VERY best & developmentally appropriate toys for kids, ages birth to 5 years . Tired of buying toys that only interest your children for about a week? Here are 15 fabulous toy recommendations, for each age group, that won’t disappoint!
Stories do more than just entertain, they transcend and transform. For this reason, they can be one of the most powerful parenting tools.
Free will is not a constant stream, like in adults. Rather, in children, free will is more like the ebb and flow of an ocean’s tide. It rolls out and rolls in, sometimes without warning, but most often it is predictable and responds to the obvious forces that act upon it—hunger, fatigue, the bowels and a slew of emotions whether elated or sad.
Considering that parents have limited time and resources to apply towards nurturing their children, I will present the three most highly recommended, research-based parenting practices which are a good investment of every parent’s time, energy and money.
The safety and comfort of a parent’s lap is a refuge in an unpredictable world. In the midst of chaos and confusion, a parent’s lap invites a child to enjoy a moment of tranquility. It is no wonder that sharing this safe haven with others causes tears, tantrums and fierce rage in young children.
Keeping up with scientific research and talking to the experts can teach you a good deal about child development, but the advice comes packaged with limitations. Parents are tasked with the complicated, yet essential, job of figuring out how to layer the advice of experts with their own intuition and experiences.
I still get embarrassed when I recall a terrible experience that I had as an eight year old on a soccer field. I was no athlete…
When I pick up my children from school I almost always inquire, “How was your day?”. Accordingly, I almost always hear “well” or “not well” in…
Parent-teacher conferences can be exciting to look forward to, but they can also be uninformative if you don’t arrive equipped to ask the right questions. Often,…