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As parents, you may have questioned why your child may sometimes exhibit new or different behaviors. It may be due to stress. Children can be affected adversely by what may seem to adults like “little” things such as holidays, a new home or car, a new sibling, a new daily routine, a new caregiver or a change in the family structure. If you think you child may be stressed, observe them carefully for these signs* which may appear for a short time and then go away or may last awhile:
How can we help our children cope with stress?
Most importantly, express your unconditional love to your children, paying close, respectful attention to what they tell or show you they need from you.
*Note: If a child shows excessive signs of stress for long periods, it is in the best interest of the child to seek professional advice and support
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Cognitive Development Domain, focusing on math. Cognitive development involves how children think, explore, and figure things out. Math is about problem-solving and logical thinking. It involves numbers, quantity, measuring, patterning, classifying, and sequencing. Young children are fascinated by math and learn it best when it relates to their everyday […]
1. Start TODAY. Start adjusting your child’s bedtime before the time change. In the days leading up to the switch, begin adjusting your child’s bedtime by 10 to 15 minutes. In the case of “spring forward,” put them to bed earlier. 2. Sync their internal clock naturally. Our bodies’ natural clock, or circadian rhythm, is […]