Besides being lots of fun, imaginary play and dress up have important cognitive and emotional benefits for our kiddos. They deserve not only your full support, but engagement as well!
You may be pleasantly shocked to learn how much your kiddo can actually do their own time-keeping and routine-following.
Prep your kiddo with a few simple steps, to start out the new year stronger than ever.
Questions play a big part in cognitive development throughout childhood. And, they can help you and your child experience more awe and connection.
Transitions are difficult for most people, and cause anxiety. When small humans feel anxiety, they need to reaffirm their connection with you.
Good sleep can look very different for different kids and families, and most humans don’t always "sleep through the night.” Support your child in developing lifelong healthy sleep habits.
The foundation for consent starts very young, and parents and caregivers have a significant role to play.
Money can feel like a sticky topic, but learning about money is an essential skill-building endeavor, that will support your child throughout life.
Reading skills help out in life in profound practical ways, and can also be a source of great enjoyment. No matter your child's pace of learning, here are some ways to work together and encourage literacy.
Routines sometimes get a bad rap in our adrenaline-seeking culture. But after a time of high stimulation, the security and calming effect of getting back into a routine is exactly what we need.
Your child will learn best if you partner with their teacher to reinforce their learning at home. Read on for strategies.
Summer is great time for kids to explore the natural world and practice the scientific method at the same time.
Life doesn't always go according to plan. But there's no need to wallow in regret - we can help our kiddos process these curveballs and bounce back.
Lots of research backs up the notion that kids perform better when we expect more of them... except when we expect too much. Here's how the get the balance right.
Every activity we do impacts the way we feel. Structure your family's day to achieve balance and wellbeing.
Kids learn best when they reach flow – a state of deep immersion and engagement in their work or project. The good news is, you can create the conditions for flow at home.
The practice of reflecting back (with self-compassion) on how events went, how you felt about them, and what could be improved, is essential to self-esteem and helps make better choices.
Many people think of math as an isolated (and sometimes disliked) class in school, but your child will benefit greatly from math thinking and talk at home.
A collaborative family gift-making session is a special way to spend time, connect, make lasting memories and more.
Children have a much less developed sense of the future, and thus short-term benefits carry even more weight for them than adults. So how can we strengthen their resolve to take on difficult topics and tasks, such as homework?
School is an incredibly important environment for adolescents, and there is a lot of big work happening, completely aside from all the academics!
Self-explanation, otherwise know as re-explaining a concept in your own words, is a powerful way to deepen understanding and comprehension, in school work, and beyond.
The real benefits of creativity kids are internal: getting into the flow state, developing flexibility, trusting their inner voice, growing in competency, and realizing their own vision, among others.
Digital technology has many benefits, as well as many potential negative effects for children's well-being. Engage with your child in proactively managing screens.
It's a great time of year to prioritize literacy. Here are some ways you can help as a parent.