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Here are the top ten articles for the Early Childhood Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Four Easy Diet Changes for Kids
Many parents want to improve their children’s diets, but don’t know where to begin. Here are four easy changes you can make today that can start kids down a path towards better nutrition.
2. Managing Tantrums - Big Feelings
Before trying to address the cause of a tantrum, a focus on communication will help children to gain control of big feelings and find a more effective way to express those feelings.
3. Managing Tantrums - Focus on Communication
There are two discrete issues in every tantrum – the cause of the tantrum, and the problem of the tantrum itself. Before you (or your child) can deal with the former, you have to move away from the latter.
4. Managing Tantrums - First Steps
The first step of managing public tantrums is assessing location. Only then can parents focus on changing the communication and moving towards addressing the cause of the tantrum.
5. Airline Security Tips – Traveling with Children
Tips for parents and families traveling with young children to help make airline security screenings less stressful.
6. How to Make a Cast Cover
How to make a homemade cast cover, or order a pre-made version to help a child's cast blend in at weddings, recitals or other special occasions.
7. “Brave’s” Merida as a Role Model for Girls
There has been much discussion about whether Merida would finally be a “princess role model” that parents could get behind for their girls. This is an awful lot of pressure to put on one small character, but such as it is, I’d say she fits the bill nicely. Why I like Merida for my daughters...
8. 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.
9. Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
10. 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.
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