Great article on Family Share today
When your kids tell you you’re mean, take it as a compliment. The rising generation has been called the laziest, rudest, most entitled kids in history. Don’t give up. They may think you’re mean now, but they’ll thank you later.
The article is not talking about spanking or hitting. Just about boundaries. How were you raised? Did you get everything you wanted and asked for? Or did you have to work and do chores? Are you glad your Parents did what they did? Are there things you do differently? Are there things you do the same? One thing we have realized is that if we expect a certain behaviour we have to model it for them. My daughter literally repeats everything I say as I say it. Wether it is saying 'Please' and 'Thank You" all the time or if it's us getting mad in the car at the way people drive, they are learning and listening to us and we need to behave for them in the way we want them to behave for us.
One of the great things about Happy Corner Preschool is that Parent Education is part of our participation. We have phenomenal speakers brought in. They are some of the leading experts on child development that have written books and are teaching at our leading universities. One night another Parent and I looked at each other and said, "What she is talking about ( keeping the wonderment in childhood and learning ) we have that here with Hisae". ( Our Teacher at Happy Corner for the last 17 years ). We want our kids to carry with them what they have learned and experienced at the school. Knowledge, Kindness, Sense of Play and Creativity and most of all Friendships.
We are about to begin the school year. If you are looking for a preschool for your 3 or 4 yr old children, arrange to come in for an observation or get on the mailing list for one of our "Stay and Play" informal drop ins. Send us an email at email@example.com People join us throughout the year. Maximum class sizes are 15 for the Teddy Bear class and 18 for the Caterpillar class.
Then of course we are looking for enthusiastic Parents to join our community. I think it's typical to be intimidated by the format of Parent Participation. There is fundraising, duty days, meetings, events. How can I do this and take care of my family and work?! When you see how great it is for your child then you make it work for you. Not only do the kids make connections but so do the parents and because there are such great people involved none of it felt like work.