The Magic is not in Play. It’s in the Teaching.

Why Teaching Play is important at all levels Yesterday after presents were opened, I watched my daughter look at her play kitchen and happily place and stack items in different compartments.  This was her basic play interaction and fascination with a new toy.  But, as I watched, I realized (again) that play is not magical. …

Preparing Children before Harm Happens.

It’s true.     Harm.     It’s tough.   It leaves you raw and helpless.   Bullying.  Friendship Challenges.  It’s all heart wrenching.  And let’s not talk about the harm of physical and sexual inappropriateness…it’s all too much. We have conversations with our kids about stranger danger adults or not letting an adult touch them inappropriately…but we miss…