child development

Learning through Nature: The Details

Learning through Nature: The Details

Dollar Store Rocks and a Gold Pen! That’s really all it takes and matching letters, identifying the alphabet takes on a whole new dimension. Children get used to finding those plastic or cardboard letters that are perfectly die-cut. But what about human hand-printed letters. Do they know?

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Natural Play in Spring!

The birds begin to tweet, the air is clear and fresh and there is a restlessness about the humans. We want to dig and socialize, we want to be a part of everything. It’s spring. From little humans to bigger humans in spring there is a freshness

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Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

What will we teach our children? It’s much more than teaching kids to “share your toys”… It requires warming up to another person’s personality and just spending time, …time getting to know who they are. Just like adults, children need time with their peers. They need time

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Spider legs? Octopus? You Decide!

Just some colanders… Spaghetti strainers…. Maybe you call it a sieve…. Add a packet of pipe cleaners…. And a classroom of willing Two Year Olds! Voila! Magic in the making!! Early Childhood text books might label these skills “eye hand coordination” and “pincer muscle development”. But this classroom

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PARENTS WHO BLUFF

Parents Who Bluff Julie Jenkins Sathe Author of Enlightened Discipline© You know who you are. And you and I both know how it is: You’re at your wit’s end and your child refuses to….get in the car. You ask, “Johnny can you get in the car?” Then

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They say, "Yes" and you say, "No"

They say, “Yes” and you say, “No” Why is Parenting always a Conflict? By Julie Jenkins Sathe Author of Enlightened Discipline © I have many friends who come to me and say, “Julie, help me with this.” “How do I handle that?” Each time it seems so

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"DISCIPLINE vs. PUNISHMENT" updated

“Discipline vs. Punishment” Julie Jenkins Sathe Author of “ENLIGHTENED DISCIPLINE” I walked into the room and heard a teacher say, “So, I know you don’t believe in discipline, so what do you do when…..” The rest of the sentence was lost to me. We don’t discipline? I

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Meet Julie

Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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