Tips & Tools for Parents

January 21, 2020

I’m counting 1,2,3! Do you want a time out!

Some often used discipline techniques just don’t work. [quote author_name=”Jenni Rice” author_description=”Director & Owner” author_image=”https://www.halseyschools.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Jenni-Rice-Owner-Director.jpg” size=”small” style=”solid”] When something goes wrong, that’s when it’s time for some discipline. Or at least that’s what many parents think. You’ve probably heard parents counting “1,2,3.” Saying “do you want a time out!?” Seen parents yelling and threatening. Maybe you’ve […]

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November 15, 2019

Does your preschooler need an iPad?

iPads, iPods, TVs, Tablets, Computers… If preschoolers aren’t using these technologies now, they’ll never catch up. Right? Think again. Preschoolers don’t need any of these things. What they do need is interaction with other children and adults. They need to play and explore. They need to be read to, sung to, talked to. They need […]

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October 10, 2019

It’s Not Okay to Say “You’re O.K.”

Why it’s not okay to say “You’re O.K.” Would you ever say “You’re Okay” to a sad friend? An injured parent? An angry spouse? You’re sick dog? Probably not, but many parents and even teachers often say “You’re O.K.” as soon as a child cries, falls, or gets feelings hurt by a friend or sibling. […]

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