Building Empathy in Young Children

Empathy, defined as feeling and acting out of compassion for others, is not an inherent human trait, but a skill that built over time. Like any skill, the earlier we learn it, and the more we practice it, the better at it we become. Developmental psychologists believe...

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is the first year of formal school for most children in the United States. In kindergarten, hands-on learning activities help prepare youngsters for the challenges that lie ahead. Parents can prepare themselves and their children in various ways for a...

Ways to Build Positive Relationships with Schools

Relationships nurture the partnerships that are needed for children to succeed in school. Positive relationships with the school and teachers allow you to help shape your child’s education. How can you help develop a positive relationship with your child’s school?...