Recent Articles About Early Childhood Behavior

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

At this time of year, parents often find their patience being tested by their young children. The two articles referenced below may be useful at this fun, but occasionally trying, time of year.

As the weather gets colder, and play moves indoors from outside, families may be wondering why children can’t play just a bit more quietly, perhaps a bit more gently. In this article on Big Body Play, author Frances Carlson reminds us of the importance of play, including rough and tumble play, to the development of the young child, and how parents and teachers can respond to this very important play.

Children testing boundaries isn't always easy for parents, but it's developmentally normal, as discussed in this article on testing boundaries from the Havard Graduate School of Education.