One of the great joys of parenting is watching our children play. It may start when your baby first grasps a small toy and pulls it closer for a good look. Watching children play and playing along with them is fun, and it’s also a window into their social and cognitive development.
Maslow’s Hierarchy consists of five levels of human needs, generally represented in a pyramid. To fully develop emotionally, people must reach the top of the pyramid, but they have to have their more basic needs met first — physical, safety, love, and self-esteem.
This month, we'll be focusing on developmental milestones—the things most children can do by a certain age. But it's important to remember that children do not develop according to a predetermined schedule. There is a great deal of natural variation in when children reach a certain milestone.
As we enter a new year, the two things that Memphis and Shelby County governments spend the most money on dramatically illustrate the choices before us as a community. They are education and criminal justice.
This holiday season why not gather up a few craft supplies and let your kids help make some gifts for friends and family? Below are three fun ideas that we found on Pinterest. For photos and more detailed instructions check out our Pinterest Board "Handmade Gifts By/For Kids." We hope one or two will be a hit with your family!
Parents want to make the holidays a special time, but it’s hard to get into the spirit when we’re stressed out by hassles, social pressures, painful memories, or financial worries. How can we turn things around? Here are some tips to help you find peace and joy during the holiday season.