Check this category for all blog posts for an audience of parents.
DO NOT check this box for blog posts by the Grandmothers.
Shows up in Main Menu > Resources > Latest from the Blog >> Parenting Blog
Shows up in Blog Sidebar > Category: Parenting Blog
If this box is checked for Grandmother blogs, post will show up in both Parenting AND Grandmother sections of Main Menu > Resources > Latest from the Blog. And will be duplicated in both menu categories in Blog Sidebar.
Halloween is right around the corner and houses are decked out with witches, spiders, graves and bats.
Some adults seem to be involved in a strange competition to see who can create the most ghoulish, terrifying images and haunted basements, etc. All of this scariness is appropriate for older, school-age children and teenagers. But it can be very confusing and downright frightening ...
An all-hands staff meeting at the beginning of the school year offered a good opportunity for Barbara Streeter, director of Hanna Perkins School, to remind everyone of the care given to the thoughts of preschool and kindergarten students.
She asked people to be conscious of magazines that are left in waiting ...
It’s time again to change the clocks – and suffer a week or more of family discombobulation. “There’s got to be a better way,” we all think, as the early-waking child seems to wake even earlier; or the cranky-before-dinner child seems to spend even more time in that unpleasant state.
Know two things:
You’re not alone in your clock-changing dread; and
In late 2015, Hanna Perkins CEO Karen Baer was invited to make a presentation about the My Mad Feelings bullying prevention curriculum to a group of socially minded investors. The event was Social Venture Partners’ BigBANG!, and the goal was to explain how the program heads of bullying by helping early learners with the youngest of students. She had 4 minutes.
For the under-5 set and their families, getting used to the academic calendar comes with growing pains. Just the concept of an academic year “ending” has undone many a young child who thought school would go on forever with this teacher in this room.
From the perspective of young children, summer becomes a ...
Another horrific event has occurred, and it will dominate the news and social media for days and weeks.
Except for the very youngest children, you won’t likely succeed in sheltering them from it. They will seek to understand what they see and hear, trying to put it into the context of what they know about the normal and expected.
Any effort to shine a light on bullying and the harm it can cause is welcome. At Hanna Perkins, we understand bullying as a learned behavior – a coping mechanism for people who never developed better tools for self-advocacy.
We believe the most effective prevention of bullying begins as early as 4 years old. That’s about the time, developmentally, when children begin interacting with each other as people; when they begin going to preschool and/or ...
In Los Angeles, a TV reporter interviewed a 4-year-old boy on the way into his first day of pre-school. She asked if he would miss his mom.
The little boy tries to put on his game face and bravely says no.
But the next moment tells the truth:
For many children, preschool is the first experience on their own – away from mom or dad or another trusted caregiver. It’s not just a matter of being separated physically; it’s the idea of having to be independent – navigating ...