We recently discussed the alarming trend of depression and suicide amongst elementary aged students. Perhaps one of the most powerful actions a parent can take to counter the trend in their child is to build, boost, and maintain their child’s self-esteem. But how? How do you enhance self-esteem … [Read more...] about5 Things a Parent Can Do To Boost an Elementary Student’s Self-Esteem
Have you ever wondered why your daughter is in a hurry to set up a pretend classroom after she spent the whole day in school? What about your son who takes all the throw blankets off the couch and strategically places them over the dining room table? Did you notice the kids next door running through … [Read more...] aboutPlaying Pretend & Your Child’s Cognitive Development
You are what you eat. It’s one of the most used adages from the time we’re born. Mama knows best, and she always pushes those fruits and veggies in large quantities because, “Kiddo, you are what you eat!” Everything – physical, emotional, cognitive – develops as we grow, and childhood is one of the … [Read more...] aboutCognitive Behavioral Issues: Do They Stem from Childhood?
What is a domino effect? You line a box of dominoes up in a pattern, knock one down, and what happens? If you set the pieces up correctly, the one you knock down will hit the one behind it which will, in turn, hit the one behind it and this really cool and quick process of dominos falling one by one … [Read more...] aboutCognitive Behavioral Intervention vs. Prison