Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by learning the common types of bullying

Bullying is a public health issue across the nation and is a form of youth violence. In fact, CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention states that bullying “may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm.” Unfortunately, there are many types of bullying that may include physical, verbal, or…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by validating your child’s emotions

According to the Oxford Dictionary, validation is defined as the “recognition or affirmation that a person of their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.” So why is validation an important tool for parents and caregivers? Your validation shows your child that they and their feelings or opinions are important for you to listen and…

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Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS by doing work together

Madame Montessori suggested that children imitate their parents and therefore are highly motivated to work. Your child wants to be just like you, so working together builds not only your relationship, but also confidence and competence. Making things together — cooking, baking, cleaning, washing dishes, setting the table and crafting particular objects with the recipient…

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Cultivate…COPING by giving children a chance for change

It is not uncommon for children to experience anxiety when change occurs. From transitioning grades to families moving into an entirely new school district, changes for some students could potentially result in difficulties in academics, social and emotional problems, and increased rates of dropouts. However, these changes are provide children with the chance to learn…

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