How absence of a loving father can wreck a child's life: New study shows relationship with both parents is crucial

How absence of a loving father can wreck a child's life: New study shows relationship with both parents is crucial

Examining the cases of more than sons and daughters revealed how a cold or distant father can damage a child’s life, sometimes for decades to come.

Parents Are Happier People: Parents Experience Greater Happiness and Meaning in Life Than Nonparents, Psychologists Find

Parents are happier people: Parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents, psychologists find

New Research: Fathers are so important for baby boys

New Research: Fathers are so important for baby boys

Journey of Perfection | Musings of the Misguided #life #mental health

Journey of Perfection - Musings of the Misguided

The benefits of breastfeeding beyond 12 months

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is dedicated to providing breastfeeding information and support to all women regardless of religion, class, age or cultural background.

Don't believe the scare-mongering. Control crying is effective and safe.

Don't believe the scare-mongering. Control crying is effective and safe.

Are parents today overprotective? And what effect is this having on our children?

Are parents today overprotective?

Baby signing - benefits for baby boys?

Baby signing - benefits for baby boys?

Are your kids watching too much TV? An old debate rages with new evidence

Are your kids watching too much TV? An old debate rages with new evidence


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A dozen ways to get your kids off their electronics and into the great outdoors.

12 Ways to Help Your Kids Break Free From Electronics and Get Outside

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder- Richard Louv Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Brain development of a child constantly under stress...which leads to behavioral, psychosocial, & psychological issues.

Brain development of a child constantly under stress.which leads to behavioral, psychosocial, psychological issues.

Oh Kinderfriends, what I'd like every administrator and parent to understand...

Fresh Find: A New "Playzine" + A Free Printable Just for You

This is a wonderful and cute description of the importance of play in a child's life. Play is so incredibly important for a child to grow and learn. A great way for a CCLS to evaluate a patient is to observe how a child plays.

More parents need to encourage personal/household responsibility starting early... Part of being a good parent is raising an independent child who can function as an adult. Too many kids are not being raised this way!

Age appropriate chores More parents need to encourage personal/household responsibility starting early. Part of being a good parent is raising an independent child who can function as an adult.

As an Occupational Therapist I also love this app.    Faces iMake provides multiple therapeutic opportunities including:        sequencing      finger isolation      finger-to-thumb opposition      drawing with alternative tools      spatial organization      temporal organization      motor planning      writing prompt      receptive language skills      social skills

Appysmarts - Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity. An app for 5 year olds for iPad only.

Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, DAP articulates the principles that should guide our decision making.

12 Principles of Child Development and Learning. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 ed.

Free Daily Report to use with students who have trouble completing assignments and staying on task

Corkboard Connections: Daily Report Homework Solution I love this idea! I assign homework weekly.so having a weekly report would be great for my class!

Recent research shows that a child’s brain capacity for language and literacy skills increases by being read aloud to.  Reading to our children is one of the most valuable things we can do as parents to prepare them to learn to read.  There are six primary pre-reading skills children develop before and during preschool that, if learned appropriately, aid dramatically in easing their learning to read.

Pre-Reading Skills: How to Prepare Your Child to Learn to Read

Reading to our children is one of the most valuable things we can do as parents to prepare them to learn to read. Article talks about 6 primary pre-reading skills before and during preschool

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