Summer is on its way and I found myself searching for some leopard print. I am not typically an animal print gal, but this year a light leopard is in season. Though I aspire to shop in stores with high levels of beauty, like Anthropology, I often find my favorite things at Target and Old Navy.
Often, communication can hold an underlying context or set up a gateway to a number of inquiries and consequences. While we try our best to be careful about the way we communicate with children, there are a number phrases frequently used that can feel confusing or leave children starving for context.
Our culture uses the word love in a variety of contexts. We love the beach, we love fried chicken, we love our house, etc. Most of the time this word is used to dictate that we really really like something. Culturally speaking, we have created a broader meaning of the term love.
There’s a balance in the amount of materials needed in a child’s learning environment. Too many options can be overstimulating and stressful (for everyone), while not enough options can cause a level of disengagement.