To Curse, Or Not To Curse…

To Curse, Or Not To Curse…

Feb 13

Written by: Ryan Rudnick A few years ago, while teaching a class of three and four year olds, I was surprised to hear a child say the word “fuck.” I have to say, it was a little shocking.  Of course, I’ve heard the word hundreds of times before and I say it myself fairly regularly to be honest, but from a three year old? That was unexpected.  Now, this child was one of those...

The Case for Independent Thought

The Case for Independent Thought

Feb 13

  Written by: Pauline Sauer Generally, when you think of preschool aged children, the concept of peer pressure and conformity do not usually come to mind.  That’s more of a pre-teen to teenage issue, right?  (…As parents everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.)  In my recent observations within the classroom and playground setting, I have come to find that the “herd...

How to Talk to Your Child

How to Talk to Your Child

Feb 13

Written By: Pauline Sauer Can you actually talk with a toddler, or is it rather an intimidating, foreboding experience where you attempt to get a point across and are met with an influx of seemingly never-ending why’s? Perhaps it is the age gap between me and the preschoolers I meet (which is slowly but surely growing wider, no matter how hard I try to stop it), but I’ve always found myself...