Monthly Archives: December 2018

Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks

By |December 29th, 2018|

It’s likely that it took your child a few weeks—maybe months—to make the adjustment from part-time preschool to elementary school. Can’t blame them—it’s a big leap! Class size is double the number of students, the school is bigger, new teacher and rules to follow, more formal instruction, and less time to play and explore their […]

Seasons Greetings: Tips for Having Visitors Over

By |December 20th, 2018|

The winter holidays are just around the corner, which can lead to an influx in visitors in your home. Some children welcome grandma and grandpa into their home with open arms, others are slower to warm up.

It’s completely normal for some children to be leery of having visitors in their home. But if it’s beginning […]

Bah Humbug! Reducing Holiday Tantrums

By |December 13th, 2018|

The holidays are an exciting time for children. The lights, the sounds, abundance of frosted sugar cookies . . . excitement fills the air!

For toddlers, however, the change to routine, excitement of toys, and new stimuli can result in emotional ups and downs, including more tantrums or, as we like to frame them, “upsets.” But […]