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This is Halloween

This is Halloween

Written by Jo Fletcher & Kellie Blinco for Astute Families all across the world are gearing up ready to celebrate their own Halloween tradition whether it be the gory kind, or the fun and friendly spooky version.  Families with children under 5 might be thinking...
To praise or not to praise?

To praise or not to praise?

By Kylie Dawson It is not whether to praise or not, it is about the way you provide praise to children that is important. We can sort praise into three different groups: trait-based praise, descriptive praise, and praise for effort and persistence. Trait-based praise...
Should I correct what they say?

Should I correct what they say?

A friend of mine reached out and asked me if she should correct how her two-year-old is talking about themselves.  She said he talks about himself in the third person, for example “Ben likes that” or “Ben is hungry”.  As parents we all want to support our child’s...