Defiance = Anxiety

This is such a helpful insight for parents and teachers! Gentle parenting is usually far more helpful than anger for getting children’s behavior to change.

Questions from Children

Are questions from your child making you crazy. You are not alone. This article sheds some light on children and their many questions, especially around the age of four, in fact girls ask about 390 questions a day and moms of pre-school children answer more than 100,000 questions per year. It gets easier as they enter school and ask many …

Raise independent and strong children

Our Children, Raising Ourselves, has helpful information in it for parents who want to raise independent, strong children who listen to themselves and are not led astray by peer pressure. http://www.homeeddirectory.com/blog/growing-immune-peer-pressure

While Waiting for College Replies

According to Prep4CollegeNow, there are some specific actions students should take while they are waiting to see where they are accepted to school. He is a brief summary of the six tips they recommend to improve their chances of acceptance while they wait.  “Visit the college and take a guided tour  Have interviews on or off campus  …

Valentine Craft

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to do crafts with kids, especially with all our rainy weather. While Pinterest is a good site for ideas for this, here is another alternative I found on Nextdoor. Along with crafts, there are EVENTS and ACTIVITIES highlighted especially for North County San Diego area families with young children. There are some advertisements on …

Movement Can Help Children Learn

For years I have been telling parents that kinetic learners need to MOVE in order to learn things. Sitting still just causes their information input systems to shut down. But what are some fun ACTIONS that kids can do to learn things? In an article I found in "News Place," for Home Educators Resource Directory, by Sarah Major, there are …

What do I for children with behavior issues?

Here is a link to a very helpful article if you are having behavioral issues with your child, either at home or school. My philosophy is always to CONNECT with understanding BEFORE attempting to CORRECT behavior. Empathy is important, so your children know you care about them, not just their behavior.By understanding why they are acting the way they are …

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Age Appropriate Chores for kids:http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/age-appropriate-chores-for-kids-printable//Age Appropriate Chores for Kids: Printable July 17, 2012 by Toni Anderson – See more at:http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/age-appropriate-chores-for-kids/ Download File Toddler (ages 2 and 3) Pick up/ put away toys Unload the dishwasher (silverware, plastic cups, tupperware) Dust with a feather duster or microfiber rag Swiffer the floor Put clothes in the dirty clothes hamper Collect dirty clothes Help …

Six notable websites and mobile apps for educators

Here are six notable websites and mobile apps that were added to Edshelf by educators. This week’s picks include apps that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and have been proven in classrooms. Use these teacher-recommended tools to aid your instruction and improve student outcomes. From our kind and generous sponsor:Discover and teach with the best free K-12 learning …