While learning the alphabet or knowing how to count is important, another set of skills has been determined to play a significant role in children’s success later in life - social skills. Social skills are behaviors and forms of communication that make an individual effective when it comes to creating and maintaining relationships. People who
Building confidence starts from a young age. Our personalities are shaped by the combination of our innate nature and the social environment that we live in. Our confidence and self-esteem are shaped by these as well. We as parents play a huge role in building confidence in our kids. It is important that we realize
To raise a well-rounded child may appear to be challenging.. And, believe it or not, raising a child in faith-challenging times can be even more complex. It seems like more and more of our values are being tested with each passing day. We all want to instill in our children both kindness and compassion. We
If you ask young kids why they hate school, they often provide an endless list of reasons. They tell you that school is a prison, that they hate homework, they don’t like getting up early in the morning, and so on and so forth. If you’ve been hearing these things from your little one, you
The period between 18 months and 4 years is both an exciting and challenging phase for many parents. During this stage, toddlers and preschoolers are beginning to comprehend that they are separate individuals from their parents and family. This is when they learn how to express themselves, communicate their preferences and act independently. Because expressing
Reading, as the old slogan goes, is fundamental. Not just for children but for adults, as well. Yet despite decades of stressing the importance of both adult and child literacy, some troubling statistics remain. A 2013 report from the National Center for Education Statistics found the U.S. ranked lower in literacy rates for individuals born
Adults aren’t the only ones who need regular exercise. Children need to be physically active, too. Exercise for young kids isn’t limited to just doing routine movements and organized activities. Parents, here’s how to motivate your kids to get physically active.
Parents these days turn to the convenience offered by technology to send their children to sleep. Well, let’s admit it. It’s really easy for kids to fall asleep after watching a video or their favorite cartoons. These things may be considered a simple pleasure of childhood but nothing compares to the beauty of storytelling to
Of the many things parents should teach their kids, some of the most important are life skills. Life skills are valuable lessons that children need to learn at a young age. These are the skills that they will use growing up and the same skills that can help them achieve success later in life. As
Quality early childhood education plays a critical role in a child’s growth and development. It influences the kind of person the child will become. Both build the foundations for competence and the skills necessary for success in the future.