Helping Your Child Learn To Listen

Written by Maren Schmidt

"You can't help your child learn anything if you don't teach them to listen and pay attention. That's what you have to do first."

I overheard Tricia, a mother of three, as she visited with a father at a parent get-together.

Afraid of breaking a...

Understanding Your Child's Artwork

Written by Maren Schmidt

A visitor gushed over my four-year-old daughter's new and quite abstract painting on our refrigerator. "Oh, what a beautiful painting. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

I was pleased that my daughter had remembered to say, "Thank...