Sibling Love

Is there anything more sweet and heartwarming than a child choosing to show how much they love and care about someone? Isn’t it even more beautiful when the person their showing love to is their sibling? One of the things I enjoy most about my kids is how much they love each other and the compassion they show for one another. Continue reading

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Creativity

My love of all things Lego has been documented once or twice…but lately I’ve discovered something I enjoy even more: the creativity and imagination they can unlock in my son. My son is like me in many ways, but a major difference I have noticed is his ability to think outside the box. Continue reading

Potato Man

“Jo jo” stories (yes, that’s “jo jo” as in the fried potato) will probably always be one of my favorite things about my son’s childhood. I’ve mentioned them a couple of times in previous blogs, but wanted to feature one example this time as this one is particularly funny and I think has now become my son’s favorite.

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Peek-a-Boo!

This post originally was published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

Peek-a-boo seems to be a game that nearly all young children love to play.  I’m not sure if it’s the anticipation of when they will see you again or the actual reappearance you make that they enjoy most, but whatever it is, peek-a-boo is often a favorite game of little ones.   Continue reading

Social Network

This post originally was published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

One of the things that I’ve realized as a parent is that while there’s a lot of focus on building kids’ academic skills and their ability to read and write, a child’s ability to control their emotions and interact socially with peers is just as important to succeeding in school.  I’ve found that this can be a really tough and scary thing for children.  While some kids very naturally make friends and love being around others, other kids get quite uncomfortable around those they don’t know or are legitimately scared of situations where there are large groups of kids and people.   Continue reading