Separation Part 2

Separation Part 2

Nov 21

This is the second installment of my series of posts on separation. The first post can be found here: www.yikedat.com/parenting/separation/. While the first post talked about the “Why” of separation, this post will discuss the “How”. How to prepare yourself and your child for separation, and how to handle separation anxiety when it comes up. I know, I know, it’s...

Kindergarten or Juilliard? Hard to Tell The Difference

Kindergarten or Juilliard? Hard to Tell The Difference

Nov 20

As you probably know, I live and work in San Francisco. This year, I’m teaching in the pre-k class the preschool where I work, and lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on massive piles of paperwork to recommend my children to kindergartens throughout the city. The process of applying to kindergarten in San Francisco is a little ridiculous – okay, it’s a lot...

Make A Routine

Make A Routine

Feb 18

Written By: Ryan Rudnick It may sound simple, obvious, or cliche, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important: a child’s routine.  Just like many adults, children thrive on routines.  Children who have special needs like Aspbergers disorder, Autism, ADHD or many others will do especially well with a very set routine.  Predictability is key.  Make sure that your child knows exactly...

Read, Read, Read!

Read, Read, Read!

Feb 18

Written By: Ryan Rudnick Reading is one of the easiest and most important things you can do with your child.  There isn’t even a need to wait until birth to read.  Read to your child in utero (and have your partner read to them too!).  They will learn the sound of your voices and begin to develop strong attachments with you before they are even born. Reading to your child once they are born,...

7 Steps to Choosing a Preschool

7 Steps to Choosing a Preschool

Feb 17

1. Decide what age you want your child to start school Having a young child and learning about early childhood parenting means looking into early childhood education.  Before you even begin to think about what preschool you want to attend, you need to decide how old you’d like your child to be when he or she starts school.  Many schools start their youngest class at 2 years and 9 months of...