Early Prevention

Creative Expression Build Confidence with Children

February 15, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

My grandchildren were soooo excited to make their parents happy for Valentine’s Day. I cut out a huge red heart and provided lots of heart stickers and colors. Supplying items for artwork such as Valentine’s Day is so important for children. They are encouraged to express creativity which empowers them.

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Solving Problems Sometimes Means Asking for Help

February 1, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

“HELP, BOO! HELP, BOO!” Stuck. Claire tried a new experience on some gym equipment for kids and froze when she couldn’t get down. She started yelling for me. Her body was so stiff when I helped her to get off safely. I encouraged her for knowing she needed help to

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Prioritizing Children Empowers Them

September 20, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

It would be fun to be a gazillionaire and fund a program like KIDTIME in every city for young children. From pretend play to a music lesson today to a science project that uses a vacuum like suction to send golf-size balls up a tube all around the ceiling and

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Emotional Intelligence is One Step at a Time

August 28, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

They were sitting on the stairs when my daughter spoke to her son, my grandson, in a welcoming tone. “When you are upset, remember we talked about you saying, ‘I’m frustrated.’ Then you take a deep breath and count to ten.” He said he remembered. It was one of those

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Emotional Intelligence Training needed for Parents

July 28, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Priceless! Four year old little league opposing teams being friends and having FUN! Everybody wins! Second base Grayson kept talking to the other team members who hit baseballs and got to second base. The coach had to keep reminding Grayson to turn around and stop visiting. Grayson’s team, at one

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May 23, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

I was teaching KIDS SOLVE PROBLEMS at the University of Oregon this weekend. My approach teaching future teachers, counselors and others is to give them experiences with 3-D learning that they absorb for themselves and simultaneously learn how to teach preschoolers self-help skills and problem solving. To begin, we have

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