“If you expect it, you need to teach it.”

By: Allison Roderick/ At a recent presentation, the guest speaker made the statement, “if you expect it, you need to teach it”.  Although this was directed at early childhood educators about expectations in their classrooms; I couldn’t help but think of the importance of that in our own homes.  From the time our children are…

Developing independence in children

By:Carrie Shrier   Four strategies to help support your child’s growing independence. The media is all abuzz lately with stories of extreme parenting. We hear about the so-called “Helicopter Parents” who chase their preschoolers around the playground in case they fall, mediate issues with friends and teachers, even going so far as calling their college…