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.
I was reviewing information on student drop-out rates, a huge problem in our country, particularly in the inner-cities. Student drop-out rates are extremely high, nearly 50 percent in some cities. These numbers are a precursor to many other societal problems such as delinquency, crime, violence, drug sales, and more. The student drop-out rate indeed presents a scary, potent […]
The Pew Center on the States provides research that speaks to the importance and significance of Early Childhood Education. This post taken directly from the research report features information on Pennsylvania’s Early Childhood Education.
I think it is undisputed that working with and educating children between the ages of one-and-five improves their capacity to grow and develop in healthy ways.
Lakeside Connect is a blog purposed to dialogue about issues that impact our children and teenagers. I have just completed a lengthy set of posts on child and adult trauma. One thing I surfaced in those posts was the ACE study which describes the correlations between adverse child events and many health, financial, emotional and relational problems. The ACE study’s […]