We've worked for months to get the environment right. To purchase what we need, the get equipment in the right positions... But the missing ingredient and the key ingredient is, of course the kids! What courage we see in these young faces. Meeting new teachers, new...
The birds begin to tweet, the air is clear and fresh and there is a restlessness about the humans. We want to dig and socialize, we want to be a part of everything. It's spring. From little humans to bigger humans in spring there is a freshness to life, to community...
What will we teach our children? It's much more than teaching kids to "share your toys"... It requires warming up to another person's personality and just spending time, ...time getting to know who they are. Just like adults, children need time with their peers. They...
Enjoy Each Other and Laugh
This article helps parents remember what is always the best way to live. Take a different look at the simple enjoyment of childhood here and across cultures. Just laugh!
One of Julie’s coined phrases that raises eyebrows and curls lips. “Dog Talk.” Learn about it. Maybe even look in the mirror and then, find a new way.
Looking for Infant Care
A helpful article from Julie’s perspective as
Making one’s personal balance a priority will make every individual a better parent, partner, employee and friend. Read on.
Promises to Children
Do you see yourself? Do you make promises that are really bribes or other forms of manipulation? It’ll eventually backfire. Here are some tips.
What a delightful pack of inexpensive and easy ideas for rainy days with your toddler! You can do this!
Toliet Training Vs. Independent Toileting
There is a process that parents can learn and follow to actually let their child’s development lead to successful independent toileting. Leave training to the dogs. Embrace and practice Independent Toileting with your child!
Common Behavior Stumbling Blocks
Is bedtime a pain? Is bath time a mess? Is getting dressed pure hell? And eating dinner deadly? Staying at the table for meals impossible? Playing fairly (sharing)…are you kidding? Julie explores some typical times that create havoc for parents.
Learn more about Enlightened Discipline
Author Julie Jenkins insists that we say goodbye to the naughty mat and call “time out” on timeouts. Leave all those old-school techniques behind. This is the manual for teaching the foundations on self-discipline, common sense and self-respect to young children. Written for every teacher in the early childhood field and every parent with young children.
Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.