ParentingPlayGroups

How to Talk with Your Child About the Coronavirus

The guidelines for speaking with children about difficult topics vary by age. This is true with the coronavirus as well. With preschoolers you might narrowly focus on building healthy habits and giving reassurances about their safety. In elementary … [Read More...]

Homework Solution #3: Organization

By fourth grade it can be helpful for a child to use a homework notebook. This is a place to jot down homework assignments, due dates and materials as needed. If your child is struggling with any of these pieces, you might ask his teacher to spot … [Read More...]

Homework Solution #2: Place

Another common homework battle is over place. The goal is a well stocked, well lit space with a good table or desk and a comfortable something for reading. Well stocked means having everything your child might need for homework for the year. In … [Read More...]

Homework Solution #1: Time

The most common homework concerns are related to time, space and organization. I am linking three blog posts with the aim to answer each. There isn't a best time to do homework, just several options. The idea is to find what fits your family best … [Read More...]

Separation Anxiety Tips (from CDS with notes for other schools)

Separation anxiety is fairly common in the toddler and preschool years. It is most likely to happen in response to the start of a new school year as it is a change in caregivers, setting, peer activity and schedule all at once. Goodbye rituals can … [Read More...]