Am I Raising Lazy and Entitled Kids?

“You have to do your own growing. No matter how tall your grandfather was.” -Abraham Lincoln

Ouch! Wake up call! This is a question perhaps many parents have asked time and again. How do I avoid raising the local neighborhood brat? How do I build empathy, respect and a spirit of sensitivity in […]

Exposing Preschool Philosophies- Play Based vs. Academic

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” -Fred Rogers

It’s not a surprise to say that parents do the best they can to provide for their children’s futures. I had my first […]

Home & School Partnerships that Engage, Equip and Empower

When parents and teachers experience disequilibrium and do not feel understood in an educational environment it can be frustrating. At times there can be a pervasive perception on both parts of teachers and schools of not feeling heard and thus allowing communication to breakdown. For example; if a parent doesn’t feel that their […]

The Battle to Slow Down…

I hear my children call for me, they need me. I put down the shiny screen, end a much needed conversation and my thoughts come to an abrupt conclusion for now. I drop what I’m doing and tend to their needs. The battle within me beckons to multitask because there never seems to […]

Looking at Program Philosophies- A Parent’s Journey

“How does a Parent begin to know the type of learner their child is when they are so young? That is a really tough question. But, I wonder….is this even the right question? Should we be asking instead, as Parents and Teachers… What is this young child’s disposition?”

Lillian Katz a professor and […]

Evidence of Quality

As Parents we want the best for our children… Evidence of Quality

As Parents, we want the best for our children. From the moment we learn of our newfound journey, we begin reading books, visiting doctors, taking classes and curtailing our lives around these tiny people to expand our knowledge and glean all […]