It Wasn’t Easy But We Officially Have a Kindergarten Graduate
For those who follow my blog pretty closely, you will know we have a sweet little six-year-old. We had the privilege to be her foster parents from the time she was 19 months old until we became her official parents in February of 2017. It hasn’t always been an easy process but OH, SO REWARDING! You can read her story HERE.
How To Help Teens Improve Their Self Esteem
Some kids seem to always be secure and confident, while others seem to lack the self-esteem that is so important for healthy development, risk-taking, and achievement. Why? Lots of factors, such as upbringing, life experiences, how they think about themselves, and how they explain life events to themselves, contribute to self-esteem. But even if it doesn’t seem to come naturally, self-esteem can be learned and improved with some simple strategies.
Fantasy Play Benefits for Children
Children have seemingly lost some of their imagination as video games have taken over their time. Even little children have become drawn to tv and video games more now than ever! Sparking fantasy play can be easy when you provide the right environment while limiting electronic time. The benefits of fantasy play are astounding! Here are some of the fantasy play benefits.
Soon, the bell will ring one last time this school year. Your child will sign yearbooks, say goodbye to friends for the summer, and out the door they will go! Teachers will be both relieved they made it through one more school year, yet sad to see the children they have bonded with all year leave their classroom one last time.
Becoming the Best Parent
Wow! You have just become a parent. Now, what do you do? How do you interact with this new little miracle you hold in your arms? Will you know when to feed him/her? How will you know what the different cries mean? Of all the things we do in our lives, most come with an instruction manual. However, children don’t.
Here are the top 10 tips for being the best parent to your child: Continue reading