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Toddlers and Challenging Behavior: Why They Do It and How to Respond

The year between age 2 and age 3 is an exciting one. Toddlers are realizing that they are separate individuals from their parents and caregivers. This means that they are driven to assert themselves, to communicate their likes and dislikes, and to act independently (as much as they can!). Toddlers are also developing the language skills that help them express their ideas, wants, and needs. At the same time, toddlers do not understand logic and still have a hard time [...]


High-Quality Preschool: Why We Need It and What It Looks Like

Many of our most vulnerable children attend the lowest quality programs, and children who are at risk for school failure are more strongly influenced by the quality of preschool. Many children from middle-class families also attend preschools that are not of good quality. Momentum is building across the country to develop more preschool programs. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a clear vision of what high-quality preschool programs look like. Rating preschool quality Preschool programs are typically rated on two dimensions of [...]


Edit Article How to Dress Cool for Middle School (Boys)

Pay attention to what other people are wearing. You don’t want to exactly copy anyone else’s style, but you should pay attention to what other people are wearing. What styles are you most drawn to? Once you start paying attention to what you like, you’ll know whether you are more into a crisp preppy look or if you favor a more laid-back street-style vibe. Identifying your style can help you be more fashionable.[1] 2 Know what looks good on your body type. If you’re [...]