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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Early Childhood Site! These are the top ten articles that your Early Childhood Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Sustainable Family Living – Three Easy Changes
Many families today want to live more sustainably and set good examples for their children. Here are three easy things families can do live more sustainably.
2. Bullying of Homosexual Children
In the tragic shadow of a history of persecution of homosexuals, along with whatever is taught to children by parents regarding the morality of homosexuality, parents and teachers must also teach and model kind and civil behavior towards others.
3. No Playing Indian at Thanksgiving
In response to the ongoing debate in my daughter's school district about whether it is appropriate to make Native American costumes and re-enact what is generally known as the First Thanksgiving, I decided to do some research on what is at the root of those who object to these traditions.
4. Sleepover Party Tips - Movies
Movies are a great way to help kids fall asleep at a sleepover party without fighting and fidgeting!
5. Do-It-Yourself Children's Halloween Costumes
Four simple ideas for boys and girls Halloween costumes you can make yourself.
6. Preventing Head Lice
Treating head lice isn't easy, so an ounce of prevention can be worth about 20 pounds of cure. So how can we do our best to avoid head lice for our children and family?
7. The First Day of Kindergarten
The first day of Kindergarten is a huge milestone for children and parents. My experience with my daughter's first day of Kindergarten and thought on how to honor a child's and a parent's need to transition on this important day.
8. Books about Bullying for Young Children
Great books for preschool and elementary aged children for "Say No To Bullies" day or whenever a discussion about bullying is needed.
9. Making Children Apologize
Should children be forced to apologize when they hurt another? Isn't it simply "good manners?" A discussion of the meaning of an apology and why "I'm sorry" may not always be the best expectation.
10. Power Struggles and Parental Anger
When your kids make you crazy, do you ever "plan" a way out? Games and humor to exit a power struggle with a young child can be one of the most effective ways to end conflict, reconnect, and ultimately create cooperation. Here's a couple ideas to diffuse parental anger during a power struggles.
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