Skip-a-Long Blog

Creating Connections - Rituals

May 16, 2018

Conscious Discipline Rituals are a playful means to promote optimal brain development, increase attention span, reduce hyperactivity, build self-esteem, amplify cooperation and facilitate language development.
Creating Connections - Safe Place

May 2, 2018

Safe Places are used during times of upset as teaching moments so children can practice active calming.
Creating Connections - Empathy

Apr 18, 2018

Empathy requires a willingness to temporarily give up our own thoughts and feelings in order to more accurately understand the thoughts and feelings of other people.
Creating Connections - Executive State

Apr 4, 2018

When children are safe, connected, and able to self-regulate, they can enter the executive brain state.
Creating Connections - Power of Intention

Mar 21, 2018

The Power of Intention means that mistakes are opportunities to learn.
Creating Connections - Greetings

Mar 7, 2018

Greetings afford children an opportunity to build a unique and individual connection with classroom staff.
Phrases to Boost Confidence

Mar 1, 2018

Motherly released an article that identifies 25 phrases to boost your child's confidence.
Creating Connections - Elements of Connection

Feb 21, 2018

Connection requires four critical elements: Eye contact, presence, touch and playfulness. Eye contact requires getting down on the child’s level to achieve eye contact.
Creating Connections - Choices

Feb 7, 2018

Choices provide the option of cooperating with adult wishes while still maintaining the ‘last word’ for the child.
When Children Lie

Feb 1, 2018

Research shows that when children lie, it can be sign of intelligence, no matter how frustrating or upsetting it can be..