To follow up with my post about telling a crying child “you’re okay”, I wanted to think about distractions. This is when we say to a crying child “oh here are some blocks let’s build” or “look at the birds outside” when we really know they are not in the mind set to play. We… Continue reading Distractions: at what cost?
When I hear a baby or toddler cry I feel a change in myself. It maybe a feeling of panic, an intense feeling to save the child or one of frustration (ugh I just gave you a piece of pear and you threw it on the floor! Now you’re crying because you want it back).… Continue reading You are okay!: Is this really helpful and who are we saying this to?
May 29, 2014 – View on infants and toddlers: I wish the world would see infants and toddlers as problem solvers, capable, negotiators and initiators of their own learning, just to name a few. But most of all to show them respect! These little ones don’t need us to teach them, they need us to… Continue reading Ideas I shared on Facebook