Nurturing the Heart of a Child.
Category: Child Care

I was listening to a talk show host interview a mom about her new book on parenting. This mom has three grown children, one of whom was recently killed in Afghanistan serving as a Navy Seal. She attributed the success of her children to the fact that she raised them to be “strong and independent.” […]

One of the things I have always loved about being a teacher is that each year there is a new beginning.  We may teach year round but typically once a year there is at least a slightly different mix of children and a feeling of a new start. As we begin again this fall, one […]

Last week I was in the home of a foster mom who is parenting a three-year-old boy.   I shared some child development information with her and we discussed different parenting strategies for handling behavioral issues.  In particular, she wanted some ideas on how to handle, “No.”  Her little guy often responded with an emphatic “No!” […]