Did you know children who exercise regularly are more likely to perform at their best in any aspect of their lives? Being physically active is just as important for children as it is for adults. Adults use exercise to to overcome health issues. Children who are exposed to exercise at a younger age reduce the likelihood of health risks.
Creative World Academy promotes exercise by offering many physical activities necessary for your child’s growth to become happier and healthier.
Moving to a new home can create stress and excitement for both parents and children. We recommend using a lot of communication in the process. Let your children participate in as much as possible--from the home search, to selecting a real estate agent, to moving in. Children, even as young as 3 and 4 years old, can contribute a lot. They can surf through pictures of home and quickly indicate their preferences. You might be relieved to find that your child is more interested in that house with the pink bedroom than the house with the pool, or that your child would rather have that big tree in the back yard than the 3 car garage. If your child feels included in the process, she'll have a chance to give valuable input that will make the move less stressful.
Walk your child through the steps of saying good-bye to the old home and neighborhood. If the move is across several states or cities, you may want to brainstorm a list of friends or parks to visit one last time. Let your child blow a kiss, give hugs or verbally say good-bye. And then talk about how you'll be needing to find new parks and new friends in the new location.
Giving your child the words will boost their confidence. Teach your child the words for the relevant cities and states: Reno, Nevada.
The first stop in your new town should be the library and the park nearest to your home. These can act as a home base, not only in this town, but in any future relocations.
Restore your child's room with the favorites: blanket, stuffed toy, picture on the wall, night light. Show your child that it can be exciting to get NEW things, as well as rely on the cherished favorites. You don't need to be in a hurry to unpack all the toys or decor. Allow your child (and yourself) to slowly integrate into the new home. Take advantage of those open, empty spaces in those first few weeks, and fill them with quality family time rather than furniture!
Welcome to the neighborhood!
Understanding why our children do what they do is one of the biggest mysteries of this whole parenting experience. Cheryl Erwin, M.A, MFT, shares her experiences and education on the subject in order to help families grow and support one another. Her workshop is of great benefit to all parents, new or experienced, with one child or many.
Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Training Hours: 3
Where: Creative World Children’s Academy
3670 Warren Way Reno, NV 89509
If you're interested in attending, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or registration.
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