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

How Crossing the Midline Impacts Your Child’s Development

Everyone knows physical movement is an important part of a healthy life, especially in childhood. Physical activity impacts our health in many ways but did you know that one specific type of physical movement can impact a child’s cognitive and emotional development? “Crossing the midline” requires both sides of the brain to communicate and work… Read More

Tough Talks: Answering Children’s Questions about Violence

With the current 24/7 news cycle, it can difficult to shield your children from hearing about violent acts and tragic events. Many parents wonder, “how do I talk to my young child about something so serious?” We have collected various resources to help. The first thing for parents and caregivers to understand is that safety… Read More