Boys and roughhousing

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Boys are born to play aggressive. I feel boys need the tumble play, they need the rough and tough. And obviously it can scare parents when they see it, and especially when it might affect your child. However, it's important to communicate to your child to be able to communicate back to the child that may be doing something that might offend them or hurt them, to use their words and speak up for themselves. It's a matter of teaching a child self-regulation. It's okay to walk away from situations that might not feel good, and give them the confidence to do so. But it takes aggression to bite into an apple, really. And I feel violence is taught and premeditated, and sometimes people get that confused, and some of it's natural and normal; there's a fine line though.

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Australian native Renae Plant saved Los Angeles-based Camelot Preschool on February 14, 2008 along with a handful of parents who believed that Camelot should remain a community preschool. Over the years, Camelot has flourished under her leadership as owner/director. Renae improved the campus with eco-friendly bamboo floors, synthetic grass, themed sand castle and play structures. Her biggest accomplishment was turning a run-down shed, in record time, into an eco-friendly, open plan classroom with natural skylights and a special indoor/outdoor feel. Most recently she planned and added a Kindergarten Program to compliment the school and continues to implement new exciting parent involvement programs as well as Music, Spanish, Yoga and Sign Language.  She oversees the day-to-day running of Camelot as well as juggling her hubby Livinio and three kids, Ilan, Mateo and Deklan, (all of whom attended Camelot) and her bump maternity clothing line.

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