At Ethos, we emphasize in our practice and work, nurturing and supporting the social and emotional development of our children to make for a better future. One of the earliest skills that contribute to a socially and emotionally resilient child is developing their executive function skills. Research has shown that having strong executive functioning leads to better outcomes as your child grows.
On August 31st, the world celebrated the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori, a visionary who paved the way for change and progress in the schooling of children in order to create a better world.
As parents, teachers, and community members, we hold a responsibility towards nurturing socially, emotionally, and physically resilient children so they are able to deal with any obstacles that come their way throughout life. We all strive to make the lives of our children filled with joy, discovery, and happiness.
As caregivers, both parents and school members alike are invested in the nurturing of a child’s self confidence and growth. When we interact with our children, we want them to feel loved, self assured, and develop intrinsic motivation towards their works and efforts.
In times of stress or breaks in routines, your child may have more accidents than usual. While this is very normal, it always helps our seasoned veterans (and new recruits) to have a little support on getting back on the toilet-learning train. In this post, we will share some ideas and information about the toilet learning process.
Coming back to school after being home for a couple of months brings about many different feelings for children. They may be excited, but at the same time feel anxious about leaving their parents. In a previous post, we discussed a bit about the normalities of separation anxiety in children and its presence in this time period as we adjust to life back in school with new routines. In this post, we will share more ideas for dealing with the separation anxiety your child is most likely dealing with.
The hardest part of parenting, arguably, can be disciplining. Disciplining has to do with parents guiding and teaching their children good behavior. It is not always an easy task as children test limits and act in ways that may not be desirable as they explore the world. It can be hard work and can sometimes trigger frustration or anger in both parents and children. There are many different approaches to discipline which come about as a result of experiences in your own upbringing, as well as cultures and communities you are a part of. Experts agree that there is no one perfect formula to approach discipline but there are some underlying ideas behind discipline that research has found to be beneficial when it comes down to it. In this post, we will talk about one research-driven approach to discipline that is also practiced within Ethos, known as positive discipline.
It is not news to us that the time period between birth to six years old is a prime time for setting your child up for success for learning, behaviors, and both physical and mental health. This time is also a good time to set and practice healthy eating habits. With our children back in school, you may be asking yourself: What should I put in their lunchboxes? In this post, we will discuss some nutrition-filled options and how to instill healthy eating into your child’s lifestyle.
The transition back to school as break ends can be a stressful time for children and parents alike, dealing with feelings of excitement and anxiety. In this post, we will share some ideas on how to make the transition back a good experience.
It is truly humbling to recognize how much work still must be done to bring about meaningful change. As parents and educators, this responsibility particularly lands on us as we raise our children to grow up to be compassionate human beings.