At Forty Carrots, our Parenting Educators regularly refer to the ‘Forty Carrots Toolbox’ when talking to parents about positive discipline techniques. It is no secret that young children can be unpredictable in their behavior! This makes it necessary for parents to arm themselves with some ‘tools’ to use when challenging moments arise. In addition to offering choices, the 3-part reminder and when-then rule are two other techniques found in the ‘toolbox’ that can be used to teach positive behavior.
Most people agree that outdoor activities such as riding bicycles and running are beneficial to a child’s physical health. Many parents would also agree that outdoor time can work wonders for a child’s mood; a baby who is fussy may calm down instantly when taken outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery.
The worries and anxieties that pop up in young childhood can create roadblocks and meltdowns, throwing us as parents for a loop when we don’t see these events coming. New fears about haircuts, teachers, sleeping, or separations can creep up unexpectedly. New anxieties and fears are typical in young childhood and anxiety can be a very useful emotion if it is managed well.
Art is a wonderful way for young children to explore and learn, while tapping into their imaginations and expressing themselves in a tangible way. Learn some tips to encourage a child’s creative experience through art.
Being bilingual has more benefits than knowing more than one language. New studies show that bilingual children may enjoy other cognitive benefits as well, such as improved executive functioning skills which are crucial for problem solving and other mentally demanding activities.