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.
The Power of Positive Communication with children: Discussing Encouragement and Praise
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.
Potty training versus toilet learning: What is the best way?
Contrary to potty training, which insinuates an adult leading the child, toilet learning places emphasis on independence and is more child directed. As you can probably guess, we think toilet learning is the best!
“Transitions, Transitions, Transitions, Oh My!”: Separation Anxiety Part 2
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 Power of Positive Discipline
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.
“What’s in your lunchbox?”: Practicing Good Nutrition
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.
Coming Back to School: Dealing with Separation Anxiety
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.
Talking About Race & Embracing Diversity
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.
Dealing with Frustration in Children
Frustration is not only a normal feeling for toddlers to experience; it’s also an essential one in regard to their development of emotion regulation and resilience. Just like any other skills, your children will need to learn and practice them with your help. In this post, we will share examples of how to communicate with your children when they are frustrated.
Quality Time in the Kitchen
Being at home with your child calls for spending hours and hours of time with your child. While you try to balance your household chores and spend quality time with your child, the kitchen may just offer you a place for both. In this issue, we’ll talk about how the kitchen can be a place for connection for your child and your family.