Isn’t it amazing that little children could come out of a concentration camp more concerned about feeding their companions than feeding themselves?
Let your child know that your child’s teacher has a special role in your family. Your child should consider them like an extended family member.
You can’t replace the role of peers, but you can help your child avoid long-term damage that can come from toxic situations.
If the bottom line is “It’s hard to know,” then why stress out about any given parenting choice? Use your best judgement in the moment, keep learning about your child, keep building your toolkit of smart moves, and enjoy the day.
Looking for a school for your child? Good schools almost always have a high level of trust among parents, teachers and administrators.
Identify friends who exemplify values you hold dear and ask them to play a modest role in helping your child find their way.
Tell handpicked friends what they mean to you, and asked them to impart their unique perspective and values to your children, in an age-appropriate way.
Reading aloud is a great way to stay connected with your child, open their eyes to new ideas and perspectives, and foster interestings conversations.
When you come across a children’s book you’ve never seen before, trust yourself to make good judgements, and use the 3 Question Test to help you.
Most parents know that reading benefits children — a lot. It helps them do better in school, fosters social and emotional growth, and provides a foundation for lifelong learning. Knowing this, many parents naturally conclude: My kid has got to