As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. This is especially true in parenting. Little ones learn how to live most the strategies required for a successful life by watching their parents. While well-meaning words seem to fall on deaf ears, consistent deeds form unforgettable lessons. With the importance of actions in mind, [...]
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Books from psychologists, educators, and other childhood experts are an essential source of information for struggling parents. However, even the most well-qualified writer can’t tell the whole story. Your experience isn’t any less valid or correct if it doesn’t match what is written in the popular parenting books. Here are five of the most [...]
According to the 4th-century philosopher Aristotle, human beings are naturally social animals. Our very nature drives us to seek the comforts, safety, and individual opportunities of the group. However, our modern society is quickly becoming more isolated. What are the effects of social isolation? Who is most at risk? How can parents help their [...]
Bullying 101: What You Need to Know if Your Child is Being Bullied It sounds like the star attraction at your local playground, but there’s nothing fun about the summer slide. According to the United States Department of Education, summer slide is the loss of academic abilities during long [...]
Battling the Summer Slide: 3 Steps to Maintain Your Child’s Achievement Gains - Stepping Forward Counseling Center It sounds like the star attraction at your local playground, but there’s nothing fun about the summer slide. According to the United States Department of Education, summer slide is the loss of [...]
6 Things People Dislike About Children - and How to Improve Them Problems With Social Behaviors Young children with poor emotional regulation skills, those with developmental issues, and teens struggling with changing identities sometimes flaunt socially acceptable behavior in the pursuit of getting their way. These strategies will help short-circuit [...]
My Kid is the School Bully - What do I do Now? Bullying is a big problem in schools today. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, over 20% of students in 2016 reported being the victim of a bully’s attack. From hurtful words to physical assault, bullies have a big [...]