Children aged five and six are growing increasingly independent and are able to do a lot of everyday tasks, such as eating, grooming, and playing, by themselves. The physical demands that have marked your life together so far are beginning to lighten a bit and your hard work setting boundaries and fair consequences are starting to pay off as your child is able to control his behavior better than ever before. As your child makes the transition to school, know that you will continue to be his most important source of encouragement, praise, and guidance.
April is autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Month. Learn more about the early signs of autism.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are sources of toxic stress in children that have the potential to negatively impact their mental and physical health into adulthood. Fortunately, ACEs can be prevented by Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs).
Resiliency is the ability to bounce back and cope with the difficulties and stresses of everyday life. Positive childhood experiences and healthy relationships strengthen resilience in children.
As a parent, it is important to be informed about what is normal for children 0-5 when it comes to exploring their bodies so that you can recognize any concerning or alarming behaviors.
The International Day of Happiness on March 20th is a welcome reminder that we need to be taking active steps in our lives to make each day a bit more enjoyable for ourselves, our families, and our children. Read more to find out how.