Life with a toddler is filled with giggles & glee in one moment and tantrums & tears in the next. Seeing the world from their viewpoint may give you a better understanding of why they meltdown and help you think about ways to prevent tantrums. In this post, I also share tips for ways to […]
Teach children problem solving skills by teaching them how to brainstorm and test out possible solutions.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from challenges. We can help build resilience in ourselves and others by teaching individual skills, offering social supports, and advocating for social changes that build protective factors to support people facing hard times.
Giving a child choices (e.g. what to wear, what story to read) is a great way to build skills and gain their cooperation. It’s most effective when the parents decide what options are available, decide how many options to offer, and know how to set compassionate limits with their child.
Parents of kids birth to age 3 can use this free online developmental screening to ensure that their child is on track and get resources for support if they are concerned.