PCA 2020

All Ages

Talking to Children About a Job Well Done

At all stages of life, people strive to experience and achieve success; however, there is no universal measure of success, suggesting that different people can perceive and evaluate success in unique ways. For children and adults alike, the way in which we measure and understand our success significantly shapes our understanding of our strengths, abilities, goals, and values. For parents, then, it is important to reflect on how they may be discussing and measuring success with their children as they endeavor to support their children find a sense of happiness and fulfillment in their lives. 

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Bringing Home Baby - Pet Safety Tips for a Tail-Wagging Welcome!

There’s a lot to think about when you’re having a baby. How are you going to adapt to a new addition? What is life going to be like? But you’re not the only one. During this exciting time, it’s important to remember the furry or scaly family members, too: your pets! Many pets get used to being the ‘only child’ in the family, so helping them adjust to having the new baby around might take a little work. The following tips can help make the introduction go as smoothly as possible, and someday your baby and your pet can become friends ‘fur’ life!

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Calling for a Little Peace and Quiet - How Time Spent Alone can Foster Creativity and Independence Among Children

Ever felt the need for a peaceful retreat if for no other reason than to collect your thoughts? Your kids might need to do the same. Some experts fear that in a world muddied with thousands of distractions, structured activities, and constant entertainment options, our children do not spend enough time alone simply relaxing or engaging in quiet, unplugged play. 

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Babysitter Blues: Easing Separation Anxiety

It is normal for your child to feel nervous when it’s time for them to stay with a caregiver. Separation can be difficult for both the child and the parent, but your child can begin to feel comfortable, and separation anxiety will improve with these strategies.

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