Laying the Foundation for Future Success!
We are off to a great start and are thrilled to be partnering with you to help lay the foundation for future success. This month we are offering TRIPLE P: Positive Parenting Programs to all parents of our Child Development Centers. Sessions will take place throughout the year with your first being this month each sesssion and location will be available in both English and Spanish. Be sure to check our email messages, Facebook events and your child's backpack/folder for more details and upcoming dates.
In keeping with our Palmetto Basic’s theme, last month I showcased Part 1 of Palmetto Basic #1: Maximize Love, Manage Stress. This month I will focus on the second part of that Basic: Manage Stress. Young children thrive when their world seems loving, safe and predictable. When we help them to manage their stress and we model proper stress management ourselves, we help to create the environment that is so essential for them to grow. We all, at some time or another, experience stress and need to learn strategies for managing it; here are some things that you and your child can do to help deal with this emotion:
Create and stick to standard routines: meal routines, bedtime routines, etc. These create a predictable and less stressful environment in everyday life. When your child expresses stress or discomfort, being loving and responsive is the best way to help them learn to deal with it effectively.
Take care of yourself as a parent: take a walk, get enough rest, eat healthy. A healthy you, makes a happier you.
To learn more about Palmetto Basic #1: Maximize Love, Manage Stress, check out this short video: Basic #1 Video