Ages and Stages

The most critical stage 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. If they do, there are likely to be unfortunate outcomes. […]

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CULTIVATOR: Promoting, Developing and Nurturing

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 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 damage that might […]

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Developing Executive Function

The development of the prefrontal cortex, located in the front part of our brains, is critical for developing the emotional and cognitive capacity required for self-regulation, 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 have a positive view of the world. If the relationship with the child is not positive they will view the world as a negative place. This difference in […]

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