Into the Woods: Linking Nature and Academia

Children in a forest

Can you picture a world without trees? Devoid of anything green and earthy? A childhood without the great outdoors? Although the benefits of spending time outside may seem naturally intuitive to many parents and teachers, there is an alarmingly noticeable shift from the “outside” world towards the “inside” world. Why is that? Is it really …

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How to Ease Preschool Separation Anxiety and Morning Drop-Offs

Parent and Child

Dropping off your little one at preschool can be one overwhelming roller-coaster ride chalk full of tears, anxiety, and heartache. And I’m not just referring to how the kids feel! Morning drop-offs can be downright hellish for some families whose toddlers experience preschool separation anxiety. Often, we picture the first few days of school as …

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Identifying Preschool Bullying

Bullying Girl

Bullying. The word alone sounds ugly and twisted. It’s a scary topic that needs to be addressed, loudly and clearly, not just by parents or teachers, but by all human beings. Sadly, bullying exists everywhere around us and, believe it or not, is common at the preschool and daycare level. What can we, as guardians …

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