Category Archives: Children

Rethinking Children’s Participation in Curriculum Making: A Rhizomatic Movement

Today, freedom of expression is viewed as both a right and a universal value. In the early childhood field, respecting children’s views is seen as important for children to develop a sense of worth, make responsible decisions, and become active citizens. Children are … Continue reading

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Children suffer most from being locked down

During the coronavirus crisis, children have been seen as potential virus carriers or obstacles to parents working from home, but some little ones will suffer the most during this time. “The abrupt closure of facilities and the lack of contact … Continue reading

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Good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

Millions of schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social distancing rules. Erika London Bocknek, a family therapist who studies early childhood development, parenting and family resilience, encourages parents and others … Continue reading

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Coronavirus School Closures: An Educational Opportunity

A pandemic is never a good thing. It’s a terrible thing. But maybe some good can come from it. Anything that disrupts our usual ways of being can lead us to try new ways of being, ways that might, in … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Anxious Child About the Coronavirus

It is hard to go anywhere these days without hearing someone talk about the novel coronavirus. Here are some of the things I have heard over the past week: “We are all about to die.” — Teenagers leaving a message … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Thrive During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During this coronavirus pandemic, I have been conducting an ever-increasing number of online consultations and parent coaching sessions. What I am seeing more and more frequently are parents who are struggling with trying to juggle being homebound, attend to their … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Time of the Coronavirus

The newly emerged coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) is probably all you are reading or thinking about these days. And for good reason. There is no specific treatment or vaccine available, and we are essentially all susceptible. We don’t know much about … Continue reading

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How Are Children and Teens Learning About Coronavirus?

Children and teens learn much about their world from screen-based media, and that is where they are learning about coronavirus. They may be actively watching television, searching the internet or social media, or overhearing their parent’s radio on the drive … Continue reading

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Talking with Kids about Fairness – Encourage your child’s sense of fair play.

In societies around the world, fairness is one of the most fundamental moral values. A number of recent research studies make it clear that children begin thinking about fairness early in life. Three-year-olds sometimes take actions to remedy unfair distribution … Continue reading

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When Children Play, They Follow the Golden Rules of Fairness

Fairness makes play possible, and children learn fairness in play. Anyone who has spent much time observing children plays independently of adult control knows that they are very concerned with fairness. “That’s not fair” is among the most common phrases … Continue reading

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