Reaching Our Fullest Potential

“All of life is education and everybody is a teacher and everybody is forever a pupil.” Abraham Maslow  “The only happy people I know are the ones who are working well at something they consider important.” Abraham Maslow “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow “When […]

Play: The Literal & Figurative Building Blocks To a Lifetime of Independent Thinking

Play is the root foundation of learning. Play evokes curiosity, motivation, and naturalistic learning opportunitites. Developmentally Appropriate Practices focus on 4 domains of development from Birth to Age 8. Domains of Child Development Social Emotional Cognitive Physical If we want long term school success we need to spend early years in play-based relationship- based hands-on, educational […]

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How YOUR Communication Skills Affects Your Relationship With Your Child

As parents & educators, we find it hurtful when our feelings are diregarded. Many of us get frusterated or discouraged when the people we care about dont pay attention to us when we’re talking to them. We instill this message into children from a young age by teaching them not to interupt when some one […]

Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline

Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline  Discipline comes from the latin word “disciplina” which means, teaching, learning and giving instruction.  “Effective discipline means teaching skills that will help children make better decisions and handle themselves well in the future.” Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Bryson Ph. D. Punishment shuts down behavior in the short term […]