The following guides will help you support your child’s social and emotional development and reflect on your own abilities in the process. Below you will find the Parents’ Guide to Social and Emotional Intelligence, A Conversation Starters Guide, and an age-appropriate book list to practice and improve upon your understanding in these areas.
Childhood is not a dress rehearsal for adulthood, nor is it a race.
An interesting read from the New York Times: Parents and teachers can inadvertently teach children that feigning incompetence gets results.
A few interesting reads about adjusting to life with a new baby.
There are many terms describing life with a new baby. But 100 Days of Darkness? It’s perfect because it covers it all.
A dad’s perspective on the first 100 days of life. http://100daysofdarkness.com/index.php/about-the-title/
Have you ever wondered about your teens behavior or thought process? Do you feel like you have a hard time communicating with him or her? This PBS documentary takes a look at how the brain of teens develop and may give you insights on how to better understand and communicate with your teen.
A touching post written by a teacher.
Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. You’re worried that THAT child is detracting from your child’s learning experience. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can’t tell you.
Source: Dear Parent: About THAT Kid