Everyday routines and self-esteem

Marcy Axness, PhD Childhood Development Specialist, shares advice for parents on how everyday routines can help to build a child's self-esteem
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Everyday routines and self-esteem

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One of the most nourishing pieces of life for a young child is rhythm – having predictable, secure routines to their days, to their weeks – because as their brain is wiring up, it will wire up in a consistent… the well-mapped circuitry that comes from living this rhythmic, predictable, secure life, you can’t buy that. That is a gift of rhythm in a life of a child. So bedtimes and mealtimes are predictable. The daily rhythm takes on the feeling of a ritual. Mondays is when we wash the sheets. Tuesdays is when we go to the farmers’ market. So the young child can live in that dreamlike state that is the hallmark of childhood and know what’s coming, always know what’s coming, which lets them live in that secure, safe place that fosters the most robust, vibrant brain development. Which is what we’re seeking.

Marcy Axness, PhD Childhood Development Specialist, shares advice for parents on how everyday routines can help to build a child's self-esteem

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Marcy Axness, PhD

Childhood Development Specialist

Marcy Axness, PhD, is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at Mothering.com and a member of their expert panel. Featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education, Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress. She considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world -- Ian and Eve, both in their 20s. 

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