Dear Parents, Teachers, and Those Who Do Both,
Thanks for all of your hard work. You deserve a break today and it's something a lot better than Mickey D's. In fact, you deserve a year's worth of sushi dinners, vegetarian delicacies, or
all-you-can-eat surf and turf for all you've been through these past 2 years.
And you thought being a parent was hard before covid 19 hit!
But, I see that today's parents are resilient and they know how to stand up for what their children need and deserve. Here's a quick video to celebrate you!
And I'd like you to see this checklist of the best parenting attributes, according to research (Baumrind 1966) so you can identify yourself in them and give yourself some credit.
disciplines through guidance
If you need help in any of the above areas, I'm here for you. After 43 years of teaching young children and a couple of degrees, I know just how hard it can be. And let's face it. It's not always about knowing the right thing to do. Sometimes, it's more about having the energy to do it!
So If you're new here, welcome, and you can look forward to hearing about some of the easiest and most fun ways to handle young kids. If you've misplaced the link to your free slideshow, How To Get Kids To Listen Without Yelling Or Time-Outs! I'm including it here for your convenience.
Have a great week and remember to let me know if you have any burning questions about creating empathy in toddlers or anything else relating to young children and parenting.
Nanci J Bradley is an early childhood and family educator, author, teacher, SELF-care facilitator, family aerobics instructor, and an all-around fun-loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, healthy eating, lifelong learning, and most of all, PLAY! She studied early childhood ed at Triton College and received her BS in education in 1986 from NIU. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2011. She lives and teaches in Madison WI.