Month: August 2015

Any Dream Will Do

How many of you can say, “Oh my child will not sleep!” Well I can help with that. Study shows if your child isn’t sleeping 11 to 12 hours straight through the night, he/she isn’t getting the sleep that their brain and body requires to function. The three ways to help your child sleep through the night, have a strict routine, Trial and error, last let your...read more

A Better Option For the Words “NO” or “Don’t Do That”!

In my opinion, hearing the word “No” and “Don’t Do That” over and over can be a bit discouraging for most of us. It makes us feel like we can't do anything right and can lead to bad behavior or rebellion. As I have worked at Bravo, I have tried to come up with other ways to tell a toddler no or do not do that. Below is a list...read more

An Attitude of Gratitude

According to research by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, "People who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and determined." An attitude of gratitude helps us thrive. Here are some ideas to help instill a mind-set of gratitude in your little ones. Be an example! Do you say Thank You to your child often? Many times as...read more

Tips For An Easy Transition To A New Classroom

As the fun of summer is coming to an end its time to prepare for a new school year! Some children welcome change as a joyous new adventure, while others may be afraid of the unknown. Change can even be hard for us parents as well. Here are a few tips and tools to make the transition go well for everyone!

Realize that Each Child Is Different

Children's responses to transition and separation...read more