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6 – 8 year-old developmental milestones

6 – 8 year-old developmental milestones

During your child’s early elementary years, changes occur in all areas of development. Below are some typical changes you might see in your child. You may notice that your 6-8 year-old: Has an increasingly strong interest in social relationships Is the center of his or her universe Tells stories about other children at school Feels [...]
4 – 5 year-old developmental milestones

4 – 5 year-old developmental milestones

Learning about ages and stages of typical development can help parents better anticipate, then guide children more successfully and confidently, through each developmental stage. Please keep in mind that even though there are typical patterns of development, actual timelines will vary for each child. The information below is a basic guideline to help parents identify [...]
Developing Empathy: Raising Children Who Care

Developing Empathy: Raising Children Who Care

What is Empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others, feel what they feel, and respond in helpful, compassionate ways. Children who are able to identify with and comfort others make friends more easily, generally perform better academically, and demonstrate a higher level of moral and emotional development. Are children born empathetic? [...]
Bullying

Bullying

What is bullying? In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people. [...]
Boosting Baby’s Learning Potential

Boosting Baby’s Learning Potential

Watching a baby develop and discover the world is a fascinating experience! We now know newborns begin learning even before they are born! A baby’s brain is primed by nature for learning. But are there things that parents and caregivers can do to stimulate healthy brain development? Yes! And the wonderful part is, you do [...]
Bonding With Your Baby

Bonding With Your Baby

Bonding is the intense emotional connection that grows between parents and their baby. For some parents, especially mothers, this attachment begins even before the baby is born. For others it is a gradual process that develops over time as the parents and baby get to know one another. But what if you adopt or your [...]

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