Choosing a Childs First Musical Instrument

First Musical Instrument for Children

Although learning to play a musical instrument can begin at any age, childhood is a wonderful place to start, because kids have a marvelous capacity for mastering new skills.

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We Now Have a Kindergarten Graduate

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.

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How To Help Teens Improve Their Self Esteem

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.

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How Fantasy Play Benefits a Child

Fantasy Play Benefits for Children

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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.

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Becoming the Best Parent

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.

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