Category Archives: Parent Tips

Why Do Kids Lie?

Why Do Kids Lie?

You’ve probably seen videos on social media of angelic-looking children covered in chocolate ardently denying that they had ANYTHING to do with the missing cupcakes. (Or perhaps you’ve witnessed this in action at your own home!) These sweet-faced kids look up at their accuser, eyes wide, and insist that they are innocent, even when the

How to Encourage Creative Thinking in Preschoolers

How to Encourage Creative Thinking in Preschoolers

  “Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” -Loris Malaguzzi While standardized tests are increasingly focused on the mechanics of reading, writing, and numeracy, parents and teachers everywhere also recognize the critical capacity of creativity. Far from being limited to the

Is My Child Behind?

Is My Child Behind?

As parents, most of us are used to getting our child’s weight and height percentile and their developmental status at regular doctor appointment, but wherever they land, don’t let development worry nag you into parental paranoia. Here are a few tips for addressing your child’s development.

Overcoming Separation Anxiety

Overcoming Separation Anxiety

For babies and young children separation anxiety is a real issue. Parents bring comfort and support so it’s only natural that without them children can experience stress. While it is nice to be wanted, sometimes you still need a break. Here are a few do’s and don’ts of overcoming separation anxiety.

Indiana Childcare Options: What Exactly Are You Looking For?

Indiana Childcare Options: What Exactly Are You Looking For?

  With an ever-increasing number of families dependent on both parents to bring in income, the need for quality childcare continues to be in high demand. With so many options and providers to sift through, how can you know if you’re making the right decision for your family? Let this short list of options help