Research on brain development and learning confirms how crucial the early years are in a child’s learning and development. Eighty-five per cent of the foundation for a child’s intellect, personality and skills is formed by age 5. Placing your child in a carefully selected early learning environment will enable them to flourish - supporting decision-making, encouraging involvement, and promoting independence.
The benefits of role playing among kids are fundamental in enhancing skills required for healthy development. It is no wonder child therapists use role play therapy to help children going through difficult situations and even to treat conditions such as autism.
It is common for young children to hit others as a way of expressing their feelings of anger, upset or frustration. Luckily, it is possible to understand the motivation behind a child's hitting behaviour, and put in place strategies to make the behaviour stop.
The decision to move your child from a cot to a bed is a big one. My Light have provided a few pointers that will help with the transition.
Recognising sensitive periods in your child’s development may be easier than you think. Have you ever wondered why your child wants to repeat the same song or story a million times? It may drive you crazy, but these are classic symptoms of sensitivity.
Parents play a significant role in preparing their children for future academic success. Studies show that the single most important predictor of overall success in school was the amount children were read to as toddlers.
"When do I start toilet training?" is one of the main questions parents ask, and toilet training readiness can be the key contributing factor for months of delay, simply because parents didn't know. Just knowing what to avoid can save lots of time, tears and frustrations.
So here’s what will help me – your listening to me! Acknowledge what I am feeling; show your understanding of my distress. Don’t take it personally. I still have my trainer wheels on for learning emotional self-regulation and I suspect you do too as a parent.