Yes, Young Children Can Understand the Brain!

Describing the brain as “complex” is a true understatement. Understanding the structure and functions of the mind can even be a challenge for doctors and scientists. However, there are some basic concepts in brain science that can help humans with emotional regulation, social interactions, and learning. Young children are more than capable of grasping these… Read More

Pen Pals Wanted: Connecting with Seniors During the Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, one of the toughest things to face has been the social isolation. This has been especially true for senior citizens. As one of the populations with the highest risk, seniors have been missing their loved ones for months. Many nursing homes, retirement communities and assisted living facilities have requested messages from… Read More

Positive Discipline: Good Behavior is Learned

Some people shudder at the word “discipline” but it is not (or doesn’t have to be) a negative thing! According to an article published by the Extension Alliance for Better Child Care, “Discipline is a positive method of teaching a child self-control, confidence, and responsibility.” It is about teaching a child what behavior is okay and… Read More

Raising Grateful Children

Thanksgiving is upon us once again! It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and preparation of the turkey and stuffing and we often forget to embrace the true spirit of the holiday… giving thanks. Everyone knows gratitude is important. It’s meaningful, and sometimes vital, to express gratitude for what (and who) you have… Read More

Children won’t say “I had a hard day…”

Children won’t say “I had a hard day, can we talk?” They say “will you come play with me?” You may have seen this quote on social media recently. We, at Ducklings, found this very powerful! Young children may ask for help, support or someone to talk to in very different ways than adults. It’s… Read More