Carol Bovill, Director of our Early Childhood Centers, offers expert advice to guide and empower parents of children ages birth to six years to assist in being the best parent/s they can be.
My child continues to get out of bed and come into my bedroom every night. How do I stop this practice?
The key to having your child sleep through the night is for your child to have the ability to go to sleep on his or her own. If the parent needs to
stay in their child's room for their child to go to sleep, they will need the adult there in the middle of the night when they wake up.
How do I give my child the skill of going to sleep on his/her own?
I suggest using a "lovey" to help your child go to sleep on their own and when they stir in the middle of the night they can use the same "lovey" to soothe themselves and to help them go back to sleep by themselves.
I feel awful because my child is so upset when I leave. What can I do?
It doesn't mean that if a child cries that he or she is having a more difficult time separating. Crying is a way of expressing emotions.
Why is it important for your child to walk into class rather than being carried?
When you walk into class holding your child tightly in your arms it makes it more difficult for your child to get acclimated to the classroom.
How do you handle the inevitable emotional tension between siblings?
Today's post shares a number of time-tested techniques beginning with treat each child as an individual. Don’t make comparisons.