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What’s Wrong with Telling a Child He or She is OK?

Friday, June 5, 2020

You mean well.  You want to reassure your child who is sad or hurt or disappointed -- or ANGRY -- that she is ok.  And you WANT her to be ok.  It is so difficult, as a parent, to witness your child in distress.  We feel it; we hurt with them. But the problem with telling a child she is ok -- when she clearly isn't feeling ok -- is that you are denying her feelings, denying her support in managing powerful feelings, and missing an opportunity to teach her about feelings and the names for them. 

Simple is Enough

Friday, June 5, 2020

To echo the message Jess shared earlier about you and your best (whatever that looks like right now!) being enough, I wanted to share a simple open-ended experience that is easy to set up and can provide joy and engagement for children of different ages. Simple is enough and your presence is enough!

Conversation Tips During Uncertain Times

Friday, June 5, 2020

Asking questions and giving honest answers during uncertain times.

Importance of Play in Times of Stress

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Not only do young children learn best through interest-driven, play based, hands on experiences but they have the opportunity to develop social skills and process feelings.  

Engaging Your Infant or Toddler in Learning Activities at Home

Friday, April 10, 2020

Helpful tips and ideas for supporting your infant or toddlers learning at home.



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