Bonding and Communication
Participating in activities with children is one of the best ways to bond and communicate with them. Whether you are watching television together or reading books aloud, it is important to talk to your preschooler about what he or she is seeing and learning. Our experts give advice on everything from how to explain death to kids to how to increase cooperation with your child.
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Jul 25, 2014
Sometimes our schedules get so hectic that it can be difficult to spend real quality time with each of our children. You may spend a lot of time together as a family, but it’s also important to do things individually with each child. Parents will likely find that things run more smoothly in the...
Jul 24, 2014
Good communication starts early, and the way you talk (and listen) with your child will affect the dynamic between you when they become older. Establishing good communication at an early age will lead to a more open relationship later on. To open up the lines of communication with a preschooler,...
Oct 28, 2013
Mary Hartzell has helped me immeasurably in my quest to be the best possible parent I can be (I often fail). Her research and hands-on practice both as a teacher, and as the director of First Presbyterian Nursery School in Santa Monica, have enabled her to write and create some of the most...