Ages and Stages

The most critical part of a child?s life ? the first five years ? is under the control of you, the parents. By ?control? I mean that you have the opportunity ? and the obligation ? to profoundly shape your child?s development. Children don?t simply grow up by themselves ? and when they do, it?s […]

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Parenting is Something Most All of Us Do

Although parenting is something most all of us do, and is perhaps the most crucial career of any we?ll ever have, we don?t do a good job of teaching people how to be parents. We give parents lots of advice after the fact, and there are literally thousands of websites and parenting magazines that offer […]

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CULTIVATOR ? Promoting, Developing and Nurturing

CULTIVATOR To Cultivate means to nurture and develop, as in gardening or farming or growing a business. A gardener must have a certain level of knowledge and skill in order to be successful in growing fruit or flowers. Gardeners become highly skilled in reading the weather, observing the health of their plants, and mitigating potential […]

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Executive Function

The development of the prefrontal cortex, located in the front part of our brains, is critical for developing the emotional and cognitive capabilities required for self-regulation and what we call Executive Function ? the ability to plan, concentrate, solve problems, and control our behaviors.

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Introduction

Raising smart kids is an intensely personal undertaking. A child?s very first connection to the world is through their parents ? if this relationship is positive, they will view the world as a positive; and if not, then the world will be a negative place. This difference in viewpoints will have a profound effect on […]

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