Category: Emotions

The Way Love and Affection Shape a Child’s Life

The Way Love and Affection Shape a Child’s Life

Love and affection are essential feelings in a person’s life. Love and affection in children’s life are fundamental for healthy brain development. It helps children feel secure and that they matter. Love and affection also help them create strong relationships with people in the future. Love and affection shape a child’s life. Consistent Love and Affection

Giving Children Choices

Giving Children Choices

Before working with school-age children and toddlers, I was a parent and I learned quickly it is about giving children choices. When I began working as a paraprofessional, I was given a brief training on how to handle situations that required a little extra care. They offered ideas such as setting timers, sensory walks, and

First Day of Preschool

First Day of Preschool

Starting something new isn’t always easy. Some of us as adults have a hard time starting new things so you could only imagine the feeling as a child. Preschool is often a big first for both parent and child. Hunting for the right preschool isn’t always easy for the parent with the pressure of making

patience with young children

Patience with Young Children

Having patience with young children and kids is something that definitely needs to be in the back of everybody’s mind. If you don’t remember to stay calm and be patient it’s possible a child may not want to be so outgoing and friendly in the future. It can be hard sometimes to stop and listen

positive self reflection

Growing into a Positive Self Reflection

There are so many questions on how to gain and grow a positive self-reflection. As you know self-reflection is based on your life experiences and how they have either helped you grow or changed you throughout your lifetime. Growing from children into adulthood positive self-reflection is something we all must do. How do you Gain

Teacher-Child Interactions, A Two-Way Street

During childhood, there is a dramatic development that includes biological, psychological, and social changes. At the age of about twelve, children have already learned the main life skills; to walk, to talk, to take care of themselves, and understanding the world around them. Family, school, and classmates are the main agents of socialization and, at

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Help Children Grow Self-Esteem

Working as an early childhood educator I have always liked to keep a positive environment in the classroom. Every kid is different and unique in their own way and I like for them to know that being yourself is OK and is always a good thing. Here are some of the things I do to

Top 5 Ways to Handle Separation Anxiety in Children

Our country seems to be making a turn for the better, and as we begin to spend more time together outdoors, indoors, and with other people, our routines might start getting back to normal. For some, this might include physically returning to the workplace, and for others, this may include continuing to work from home,