Help Your Child Fail Successfully!

  Sounds weird, right? I mean, what parent in their right mind would want their child to fail at anything? But research on resilient kids has demonstrated repeatedly that kids that fail in situations or tasks learn to recover and become resilient, especially if parents talk about their failure as an opportunity to learn something Read More

Find Your Back-up Sanity!

We have all had one of these days…mine was the day before Easter, in HEB, crowds everywhere….the two year old grandchild, in the car cart which is difficult to steer, and has crashed into 3 aisle displays, so far. I really only had a very short shopping list, but it’s already taken 30 minutes with Read More

Handling Halloween: The Goblins Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out!

Why could an exciting event like Halloween be frightening for young children? Halloween can be a frightening experience for young children through age 8 years, unless skillfully handled. Young children believe completely in what they see. They do not yet think logically. Scary costumes, creepy sounds, seeing people’s appearance change, etc. can be very unnerving Read More

Helping Kids Cope with Halloween Successfully

The Goblins Will Get You If You Don’t  Watch Out! Why could an exciting event like Halloween be frightening for young children? Halloween can be a frightening experience for preschoolers unless skillfully handled. Preschoolers believe completely in what they see. They do not yet think logically. Scary costumes, creepy sounds, seeing people’s appearance change, etc. Read More