Parenting & Self-Care
8 Ways to Foster Resilience in Your Child
The ability to overcome negative emotions is called resilience. How can you build this emotional skill in your child? Read our 8 tips for fostering resilience.
The hardships related to COVID—fear, uncertainty, financial insecurity, and so forth—have influenced the number of interactions caregivers have with children. This is affecting cognitive development.
The ability to rhyme is one of the best predictors of how easily a child will learn to read. Rhyming helps a child distinguish between different sounds. And, rhyming helps a child notice patterns and sounds within words.
When your child is showing interest in the food on your plate, chewing chunky pureed foods easily, and sitting up straight without assistance, it may be time to introduce finger foods…cautiously, and with your pediatrician’s approval.
Motor-skill development begins in the womb, and improves steadily after a child’s birth. As with fine-motor skills, gross-motor skill development follows a predictable path.
Consider these strategies to create positive experiences during eating and mealtimes.
With every advancement in fine-motor skills, a child becomes increasingly independent. What fine-motor skills will your child develop in the first six months?
A resilient child thrives in the classroom, tending to have fewer or milder behavioral and emotional problems, greater engagement in school, and stronger academic skills.
Children can learn what’s “appropriate” from observation and discussion, but teaching them skills to navigate challenging or new situations can better prepare them to be successful in the future. Some of these skills include self-regulation and mindfulness—two skills that go hand in hand.
A child’s social-emotional development creates the context in which they develop and exercise all of their other abilities. Discover four critical social-emotional milestones for you to watch for during baby’s first year.
Developing perseverance early in childhood leads to later academic success. Read our 3 tips for fostering persistence.
A child’s social-emotional development creates the context in which they develop and exercise all of their other abilities. Discover four critical social-emotional milestones for you to watch for during months four to six.
How much time is appropriate for your young child to spend looking at screens? Is it developmentally appropriate for your child to even be looking at screens at all? Get the latest information from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and others.