School Readiness: Child’s Capacity To Integrate School Activities To Formal Education January 3, 2020

 

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We always hear about reform in our educational system and more accountability for our student’s performance. “School readiness” is used to describe five-year-old children entering kindergarten and their success as daycare completers. The design of kindergarten education is intended for five-year-old, so how can a child not be successful in kindergarten? Most legislators and professionals who are not involved with the psychological development of a child, lack complete understanding on how to entirely describe a child is ready for school. They are only concerned with the numerical value of the age of the child and seldom on the emotional and cognitive implications.

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Strengthening Partnerships Between Parents And Child Care Providers December 27, 2019

 

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Today, the reality of many families in a day-to-day setting is different compared to the past years. They tend to have less time in each other’s company and experience time management issues about balancing their jobs as well as the demands of the families. Even though this is the present reality, it is still vital for the parents to be involved in their children’s education.

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Effects Of Daycare On Child’s Development And Behavior December 20, 2019

There are many measurable effects of daycare on a child, both negative and positive. It depends on the quality care given to a child, the kind of attention, how much time the child spent in daycare, just like parenting. The quality and type of childcare can affect many aspects of a child’s development that includes readiness to enter school, achievement in math, reading capability, memory, and growth in the use of language, social skills, behavioral adjustment, and work habits. This is an important thing because, in so many aspects, established third grade’s patterns become highly enduring and stable.

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How To Increase Toddlers’ Attention Span December 13, 2019

As a parent, having a toddler at home is a very challenging task especially in keeping his attention. You are expecting him to listen to you while you are talking or teaching something. Typically, in a matter of seconds, he will look around his surroundings to find something that can satisfy his eyes. It is unusual for them to pay attention for an extended period. Some toddlers need some help for them to concentrate according to their age. The following are some tips that will help you increase your toddler’s attention span. 

 

Thinking Games 

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How To Help Your Toddler Develop Relationships December 6, 2019

 

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The daycare center is where your toddler has its first interaction with people outside his/her family. Helping your child build relationships with you, his/her daycare teachers and fellow toddlers is a vital role of a parent. Through this, toddlers enhance their capability relating and understanding other people and help them discover their selves.

“[R]esearch has shown that social-emotional skills are crucial for children to become successful both socially and academically,” wrote Joe Magliano PhD.

A toddler who established a useful skill in relating to other people tends to become optimistic about everything that they do and enjoys the company of others. They can show empathy and sympathy and can be responsive to the needs of the people around them. Below are some tips on how to nurture the relationship-building skills of toddlers.

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Knowing More About Daycare Centers: Tips From Online Counseling November 29, 2019

I am attending an online counseling session for my generalized anxiety disorder, and one topic that my counselor and I discussed was on bringing my 3-year-old to a daycare center. She suggested that this can help while I have my own time and not worry about childminding for only a brief period. This can aid in my worries and help me focus on my other activities. I am amenable to the suggestion, but now my fears are centered on how to select the right daycare center for my son. My counselor first educated me on the benefits and downsides of the daycare center and gave me the following tips on how to proceed. 

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Child Psychiatrists Support Bringing Children To Daycare Centers November 22, 2019

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According to child psychiatrists, children’s growth and development is not only supported by their families but will also entail contribution and help from the external environment. The very first formal environment that a child enters is the daycare center. There are many things children learn from preschool, things that home life setting may not be able to provide. Better than anywhere else sending a child to a daycare center is the most viable option to prepare a young child for future academic, emotional and social skills.

“[C]hildren benefit most in high-quality daycare settings, which include warm and engaged caregivers; a safe and stimulating environment; and structured educational activities,” wrote Noam Shpancer, PhD.

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Helping Your Child Adapt To Daycare: Therapy On Separation Anxiety November 15, 2019

Helping your child adapt to daycare can be a challenge, especially when a child has been solely taken care of by parents and primary caregiver for the past few years. The transition can be a significant change for your child and adjustment can be a complicated process. 

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Spoilt for Choice: The New Pressure of Finding Your Future November 8, 2019

 

 

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From an early age, I grew up watching the popular 90’s American comedy Frasier almost every morning before school as my mum would usually have it on in the background. Immediately I was fascinated by the profession of the main character Frasier Crane, a radio talk show psychologist. Even though it is probably not the best source of Psychology facts or information, I was instantly hooked, and I knew I too wanted to study Psychology. I bought second-hand textbooks from Car boot sales (or Flea markets for any Americans reading this) and immersed myself in the fascinating topic. At the age of 15 I chose to study it at college (Late high school for you Americans again, 16-18 years) where I obtained top marks and later took it at University and graduated with the highest possible grade.   

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A Therapist’s Essential Communication Rules Useful For Toddlers  November 1, 2019

As a parent, you always have teachable moments with your kids. That’s fine. You don’t have to know everything when it comes to raising children properly. That’s because there is no exact way of doing that. Every day spends with children brings a whole lot of experience, emotions, and struggles. So it is understandable to make way for new ideas and strategies. With that, this article will tell you the essential communication rules useful for toddlers based on a therapist’s approval. 

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