Tag: Positive Relationships

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child

Young children seem to behave in challenging and confusing ways. Behavior is communication. When we take time to observe and analyze a child’s behavior we can better understand what they are “telling” us. Checkout some tips, helpful for parents and educators, shared by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child by Jarrod Green

By:  Nora Rhoades

Indoor Gardening with Kids

If the winter is dragging you down and you’re eager to get into the garden, check out this hands-on project. Nora Rhoades and Cassie Homan show us a wonderful indoor gardening activity to enjoy with children. Kids love to engage in playful sensory activities with adults. Growing little grass haired people is a proven winner with children. Have fun with this easy, low-cost project!

By:  Nora Rhoades

Better Brains for Babies Train-the-Trainer ─ Register soon!

Train-the-Trainer
Experience for E
arly Childhood Professionals
February 27, 2019 in Beloit, KS
Complete details at www.postrock.k-state.edu
Register by February 20th!

The mission of the Better Brains for Babies initiative is to improve the potential of young children by promoting the use of early brain development research in everyday life experiences. Better Brains for Babies is a collaboration of national, state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children. The initiative began in Georgia, and has become available to Kansas professionals through a partnership between University of Georgia Extension and K-State Research and Extension.

Train-the-trainer participants will learn about brain development, adult-child interactions, toxic stress, and other elements of young child development. After completing the training, attendees will be eligible to disseminate information on early brain development throughout their communities. The Better Brains for Babies curriculum is a tool which provides a clear and consistent science-based message about the impact of early brain development on children’s overall growth and development. To learn more, visit www.bbbgeorgia.org.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Focus on Relationship Health

A relationship is defined by emotional, social, physical, and spiritual wellness.  Balancing wellness is a never-ending challenge, but continued effort can have lasting positive impacts for yourself and your relationships.

To learn more about maintaining a healthy relationship, checkout Why Good Health Matters in Relationships, a tip sheet made available by the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage & Families.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Better Brains for Babies Train-the-Trainer ─ Coming to Beloit!

Train-the-Trainer Experience for Early Childhood Professionals

February 27, 2019 in Beloit, KS

Complete details at www.postrock.k-state.edu

Register by February 20th!

The mission of the Better Brains for Babies initiative is to improve the potential of young children by promoting the use of early brain development research in everyday life experiences. Better Brains for Babies is a collaboration of national, state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children. The initiative began in Georgia, and has become available to Kansas professionals through a partnership between University of Georgia Extension and K-State Research and Extension.

Train-the-trainer participants will learn about brain development, adult-child interactions, toxic stress, and other elements of young child development. After completing the training, attendees will be eligible to disseminate information on early brain development throughout their communities. The Better Brains for Babies curriculum is a tool which provides a clear and consistent science-based message about the impact of early brain development on children’s overall growth and development. To learn more, visit www.bbbgeorgia.org.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Caring for Yourself to Care for Others

Taking care of yourself makes it easier to care, share, and connect with your partner and your family. Here are some tips:

  • Avoid accusatory statements so the listener is more willing to respond positively.
  • To feel good and have more energy for family activities, make healthier choices about what to eat. Try to eat more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and fewer foods with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients.
  • Use humor to lighten the mood during challenging times. Humor can help manage stress and ease tension for you and those around you.
  • Think positively about your life to improve both your well-being and your relationships. Try to view roadblocks as opportunities to learn and be optimistic about the future.
  • For more tips to help improve your self-care, see the Caring for Yourself to Care for Others fact sheet at http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/01_CFS-F2.pdf

By:  Nora Rhoades