November 2016 - Pickens County First Steps

Making the Holidays Safe for Young Children: 6 Simple Tips

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The holiday season is here and that means lots of preparation and busyness in our homes. For families with young children, it can feel almost magical to experience holiday traditions, festivities, and decorations through the eyes of a child.

As we take part in the celebration and wonder that comes with this time of year, we need to be extra mindful of creating homes and traditions that are safe for young children.

Here are 6 simple ways to keep the little ones in your care safe during the holidays:

 

1. Kids eat weird things.

Whenever […]

4 Simple Ways to Teach Empathy and Kindness to Young Children

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Lately the world has felt like an especially unkind place. The political world and the online world have a way of seeping into our personal worlds. Sadly, our children aren’t immune to the tension and division.

As┬áparents, teachers, and caregivers, we want to protect our children from the ongoing negativity of current events. But we also want to teach them how to live a more compassionate life. After all, they are tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and teachers.┬áThe values we instill in them when they’re little are actually an investment in our future.

Because the stakes feel […]