O’clock, a quarter of, half past – what does it all that mean? As kids go, I must have been one of the hardest to teach how to tell time. My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Grace Whisnant, helped us kids make a pretend clock with a paper plate, a paper fastener and … [Read more...] about Learning To Tell Time
One of the major milestones of child development is the appearance of motor skills. Generally large muscle (gross motor) skills develop first with small muscle (fine motor) skills following later. While every child is different here are some milestones in the development of … [Read more...] about When Should Children Develop Motor Skills?
How many times have you asked someone a question only to find out that the person you sought an answer from had no clue how to answer, much less desire to find the answer for you? As children we learn the word “no” by the age of two. It feels very powerful to say no. It … [Read more...] about How to Create Trust and Respect with Just Seven Words
When you get a puppy you teach them to be housebroken, to sit, stay, down and heel— kids need training too. Hilda, an 86-year-old member in my Parents Anonymous group, had reared several children into successful adulthood and sought help concerning her teenage granddaughter. … [Read more...] about Teach Your Children The Way You Teach Your Dogs
My pre-teen daughter asked to have a new friend stay overnight and even though I didn’t know the girl or the parents I said, “Sure, the more the merrier.” Chelsey’s friend Sharon was very bright; her parents were progressive to say the least. She was funny and very clever; she … [Read more...] about House Rules Posted on the Refrigerator