Emotional

Our children’s brains are growing so rapidly, it’s almost scary! Most parents these days are extremely concerned with high achievement. Why? Because most parents believe that high achievement means you’re really smart. And if you’re really smart, you’re going to get into a good college. And if you get into a good college, you’re going […]

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Family Security is a critical foundational block in your child’s life. TO FEEL SECURE  means TO FEEL: safe protected taken care of AND….. able to take each of these for granted. HOW do you achieve this feeling? By being there time after time after time after time after time….ad infinitum. ONLY money ONLY excellent daycare ONLY TIME can […]

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Teaching people how to treat us is a SOCIAL skill. All SOCIAL skills rely on EMOTIONAL maturity. EMOTIONAL maturity is a direct result of whether emotional needs are being met. In a typical Preschool setting, social and emotional “goals” look like this (these are taken directly from various preschool settings around the country): 2-3 year-olds: Play alone and […]

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Have you ever heard the sobering fact that we actually TEACH people how to treat us? From Dr. Phil (one of my favs): “You either teach people to treat you with dignity and respect, or you don’t. This means you are partly responsible for the mistreatment that you get at the hands of someone else. […]

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People send their children to preschool because they think it is the expected path and the only path. However, the following 10 reasons should be considered it you are thinking about sending your child to preschool. 10 Reasons to Send Your Child To Preschool: 1.  You want them to have a continually runny nose. 2.  You want […]

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