I think Michael Altshuler said it best, “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
Another month has come and gone and we have much to recap!
Another big ‘Thank You Very Much’ to Brandon R. Menikheim and Clair Mellenthin for their wonderful blog submissions! If you haven’t seen them yet, don’t miss out! Go check them out on the Blog page!
Jillian Roberts, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria, shares her new book and some helpful tips for parents to use when talking to children about difficult topics, i.e. death of family member or violence in the news. Roberts says when she was writing her book she… “thought about all the different children [she] had seen in [her] career who had dealt with the loss of a parent or a sibling or a friend or a pet, even, and thought about the things that [she] said and the questions they asked and what was most helpful.”
Samantha Finch talks about some of the early childhood intervention options for autistic children for parents to look into. “Early intervention programs assist families with children under three years old who have developmental delays or disabilities such as autism. Early intervention starts with an evaluation, which is followed by therapeutic and support services for the autistic child and his/her family.”
Heidi Gazelle, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Melbourne, talks about overly shy children, when it may be a cause for concern, and why your child may be acting shy/antisocial. She also gives a few tips on how to break your little one out of their shell!
Does your child think rules are meant to be broken? Maybe you aren’t being consistent enough in your discipline methods. “Discipline is an important foundation of every child’s development which could help him or her have a happy and effective life in the future, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. That’s why no matter how hard it is for the parents, if they want their kids to be successful in the future, it is crucial for them to never give up applying this virtue to their kids.” ** please note that spanking is NOT an acceptable discipline method**
Thanks for reading, can’t wait to see what August has in store!