We are discussing how caregivers of children can best deal with the temperament issues that children naturally move through. I have stated at least six principles based on current research regarding setting an environment for children in which caregivers can best address varied temperament issues children display.
We have been discussing temperament in children. Do you wonder how two children can come from the same family in the same home environment and act completely different? I have heard both parents and caregivers state this amazing fact. We know from research that temperament affects how a child is cared for and how a child is […]
In my last post we talked about three aspects of new research on children’s temperaments. One of those aspects entailed how some temperament traits continue later in life. These traits are characterized as inhibited, unihibited, difficult and well-regulated. I have encapsulated them below.
Since the 1990s, research has significantly expanded on temperament and individual differences in children, particularly relating to social and emotional development. Let’s look at a snapshot of that research to understand its value.
Recently, I have been writing about childhood trauma and the needs of children from infancy to age five. I can’t think of two more important issues than childhood trauma and the impact we can have on children through our early childhood education systems. Several months ago, I announced that we are planning to launch a new system […]
We have been discussing aspects of body image and body control in infancy and early childhood. Through his own volition and self-discovery, a child will learn about his body image. However, caregivers maintain relational and environmental influence. These seven principles create an important foundation for your child’s healthy growth as well as an awareness for you and your child’s caregivers.
We have been discussing issues related to body control and image in young children. When a child has difficulty developing positive body control and body image, key areas of his/her life and future are affected.
In my last post we discussed the significance of an infant’s body image to growth. As children learn to explore, they develop body control and body image. During this time, children are in relationships with caregivers who play an important role in providing experiences that can enhance both body control and body image.
Our society is consumed and obsessed with how our bodies look and how we feel about them—usually about our weight and body profile. When you consider that children as young as birth-to-five require a healthy perception of their bodies to help them to grow into adults with healthy body images, you can understand the importance of their environment and relationships that impact them in those environments.
We have been discussing issues surrounding Early Childhood Education and the importance of quality environments to the growth and development of children. This is such a vital area of interest for our country because many children are in early childhood programs, and caregiving for these children is a huge stewardship.