Tag Archives: early childhood

Is “benign neglect” best for kids?

Which is better for kids — Helping Them as Much as Possible or “Benign Neglect?” by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D.   Recently, I was visiting a woman at a nursing home and saw in her room a Reader’s Digest article titled … Continue reading

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Babies are Geniuses! Part 1

Parents sense something special about their babies from the beginning.  This kid has something amazing going on in there!  S/he is really smart– may not be able to show it, yet, but it’s in there!  It’s a magical feeling. I am … Continue reading

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Giving babies (and toddlers) the opportunity to do for themselves!

It was a remarkable scene — to my eyes—though completely unremarkable, it seemed, to the toddlers.  The young children (between 14 and 24 months of age) and their teachers were getting ready for lunch time.  Two children were conscientiously putting … Continue reading

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