(Family Features) If your little one has ever caught you off guard by dropping a verbal bomb or your young child struggles with separation anxiety, you’re certainly not alone.
It’s important for parents to recognize inappropriate language, separation anxiety and attention-seeking behaviors are all normal and expected parts of early childhood. Just as important is understanding their root causes and steps to take to curb these undesired behaviors.
To help parents looking to tackle these issues, Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, and Dr. Kyle Pruett, clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and member of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, provide this guidance and reassurance.
The use of foul or inappropriate language by children is typically learned by hearing adults in their lives use these words or by imitating language overheard on handheld devices or in television shows or movies. The best way to prevent this is to buffer exposure to such language.
If a child uses a curse word, pause before giving the cursing immediate attention so the word isn’t unintentionally reinforced. Next, ask the child how they are feeling or help the child label their emotion. For example, “I think you are angry and hurt because you hit your toe on the step.”
Suggest alternate language and label the word that was used as “not nice,” “bad” or “not OK.” Then ensure this is modeled by adults. If a child hears adults use the language again, they are likely to repeat it, too.
As a normative developmental behavior that reflects a strong attachment to parents and caregivers, separation anxiety frequently manifests as clinging to a parent or caregiver when being dropped off at school or having an emotional reaction to being left with a different caregiver.
While infants, toddlers and preschoolers have different developmental reasons for showing this behavior, handling it should be consistent across all early childhood ages. First, ensure drop-offs take place when the child is not overly hungry or tired. A well-rested and well-fed child is often less stressed and may transition easier.
Second, make drop-offs short and consistent. Create a simple routine such as giving the child a hug, telling him or her when you expect to be back then turning and leaving. Maintain the same routine and do not return to the classroom after dropping off, as this could make the separation anxiety worse and trigger a heightened emotional reaction. The more consistent and steadfast the drop-off routine, the quicker the separation anxiety will resolve.
Children desire attention and some will seek it through any means available. This may include hurting others, throwing tantrums, overly dramatizing “injuries,” whining or showing blatant defiance in full visibility of parents or caregivers.
It is important that adults interpret the behavior as communication and understand the child is asking for attention for a reason. Evaluate if the child has an unmet need, such as hunger, tiredness or self-care. When possible, ignore the attention-seeking behavior and then seek opportunities to provide overt, strong attention for positive behaviors.
For example, after ignoring the child throwing blocks across the room, strongly emphasize positive behavior when they put away the toys neatly. Label emotions and ask how they are feeling. Discuss ways to show these feelings in more appropriate ways.
Also be consistent with consequences. If the child hurts another or causes a mess, explain the consequence in simple terms. For example, “We cannot break our crayons, even when we are angry. You broke your crayons so you cannot play with your art materials.”
To watch a “Parenting with Goddard” webinar recording featuring Loquasto and Pruett providing additional tips, and to access a wealth of actionable parenting insights, guidance and resources, visit GoddardSchool.com.
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George Magazine Introduces Children’s Magazine: George Junior
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA /EINPresswire.com/ — GeorgeMagazine has recently launched their latest creation, a new children’s magazine focused on leadership, patriotism, and faith. The magazine is geared toward children ages 6 to 12 and features a thought-provoking theme each month. Its latest edition set to release today focuses on setting goals and creative ways to stick with them.
In this issue, readers can also look forward to:
1. Comic Book Style Stories: Read along as George Jr., his friend John, and his
sister Betsy, learn a lesson in setting goals, practicing, and staying patient.
2. Bible Stories: Each issue brings to life Bible stories, offering a kid-friendly
perspective on the teachings and morals found within these tales.
3. Branches of the Military: Children will learn the branches of the United
States Military and what each branch is responsible for.
4. Activities: Readers will learn how to create their very own snow globe as
well as how to make Garlic Toast Pizza.
5. Vocabulary: George Junior believes learning new words is important, and
each issue features a set of five words in the beginning of the magazine the
children will seek to find throughout the rest of the magazine.
6. Notable People: This issue features information about Nikola Tesla and the
inventions he created.
Parents can rest assured that George Junior magazine provides a safe and enriching environment for their children. The magazine’s focus is on providing quality content that is both educational and entertaining, allowing kids to explore the world around them while maintaining the innocence of childhood.
George Junior is available at georgejuniormagazine.com. Subscriptions are also available for added convenience and savings. The magazine is a monthly
subscription, allowing children to have something fun to look for in the mail.
With its dedication to fostering intellectual growth and character development, George Junior is the perfect gift for parents and grandparents looking to inspire children while keeping them engaged. Each issue is thoughtfully crafted to stimulate young minds and encourage them to dream, investigate, and thrive.
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Brainingcamp and Savvas Learning Company Partner to Make Math More Visual and Hands-On
AUSTIN, Texas (Newswire.com) – Brainingcamp, a globally recognized provider of world-class digital math manipulatives, announced today that it is partnering with Savvas Learning Company to provide its premiere digital manipulatives for the Savvas K-8 math programs. The combined content will transform students’ grasp of abstract math concepts by making math visual and interactive.
Brainingcamp’s suite of digital math manipulatives will be included in the newest Savvas K-8 math programs: the award-winning enVision Mathematics © 2024 and the brand-new, student-centered Experience Math © 2025.
More than 7.5 million students and educators rely on Brainingcamp virtual manipulatives. With all the familiarity of their physical counterparts, Brainingcamp’s 17 manipulatives allow students to explore math concepts more deeply through its interactive and intuitive digital functionality.
“Embedding Brainingcamp digital manipulatives into Savvas content creates incredible visual and interactive learning,” said Dan Harris, Brainingcamp’s president and founder. “We admire Savvas as a longtime leader recognized for its innovative and exceptional curriculum. I know the teachers and students who use Savvas Learning Company’s high-quality math programs will love having Brainingcamp manipulatives at their fingertips to increase engagement and develop deep conceptual understanding.”
By partnering with Savvas, Brainingcamp will provide best-in-class digital manipulatives to the millions of students and educators using the Savvas K-8 math solutions. Additionally, with Brainingcamp LIVE, teachers can host a screen-sharing session with their class for real-time instruction and instant feedback on student progress.
“Math manipulatives are an integral part of an active learning classroom. They combine visual and hands-on learning to help students develop critical problem-solving skills,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. “By partnering with Brainingcamp, Savvas is offering best-in-class interactive math manipulatives for use with our evidence-based, K-8 math solutions. This combination offers educators the instructional flexibility and accessibility they need to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.”
To learn more about Brainingcamp, visit www.brainingcamp.com.
Brainingcamp is a globally recognized provider of world-class digital math manipulatives. Through their versatile manipulatives, Brainingcamp is creating a world where students can deepen conceptual understanding through hands-on and visual learning. Brainingcamp’s mission is to bring math to life. More than 7.5 million educators and students trust Brainingcamp worldwide. For more information, visit Brainingcamp.
ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY
At Savvas, we believe learning should inspire. By combining new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting, we design engaging, next-generation K-12 learning solutions that give all students the best opportunity to succeed. Our award-winning, high-quality instructional materials span every grade level and discipline, from evidence-based, standards-aligned core curricula to supplemental and intervention programs to state-of-the art assessment tools — all designed to meet the needs of every learner. Savvas products are used by millions of students and educators in more than 90 percent of the 13,000+ public school districts across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as globally in more than 125 countries. To learn more, visit Savvas Learning Company. Savvas Learning Company’s products are also available for sale in Canada through its subsidiary, Rubicon.
Exploring Study Abroad: Opportunities for High School Students
Discover exciting study abroad opportunities for high school students. Expand horizons, foster intercultural understanding, and create lifelong connections through international exchange programs.
In an increasingly interconnected world, fostering intercultural understanding is crucial. That’s where ASSE, a non-profit public benefit organization, comes in. Dedicated to promoting closer ties of friendship between the United States and other countries, ASSE offers an enriching opportunity for high school students aged 15 to 18 through their youth exchange programs.
ASSE’s selection process is based on academic performance, character references, and a genuine desire to experience life abroad. Students have the freedom to choose their host country, irrespective of prior language knowledge. Scholarships are available, considering academic performance, leadership skills, and financial need.
The program ensures that families abroad are carefully screened, providing a safe and nurturing environment for students. Although language proficiency is not a requirement before departure, students acquire language skills through immersion in the local culture and attending regular high school classes alongside their new teenage friends.
Moreover, ASSE offers American families a chance to host international students from various countries, including Spain, Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Thailand, and Japan. Hosting an ASSE student provides an invaluable cross-cultural experience, as the students actively participate in the host family’s daily activities and attend a local American high school for an academic year or semester.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs create opportunities for personal growth, lifelong friendships, and a deeper appreciation for diverse cultures. Join ASSE today and embark on a transformative journey of intercultural exchange.
Source: ASSE International Student Exchange Programs
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