November 21, 2009
Oh, what a blessing! Oh, what a heart-wrenching story! Meet the Guardian Angel Orianne Greene who stayed with 3 year old Aiden until his dad returned on the next MAX train in Portland. Aiden and his dad got separated by a slamming MAX train door – Dad on the train and son on the platform! Every caring parent’s nightmare! Read all about it here on OregonLive.com! Kudos to Orianne! 🙂 I can only imagine my angst if such an incident happened to me and Austin!
Read more interesting stuff on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com
November 18, 2009
Sometimes the best of our children or grandchildren get into what we adults would call ‘bad behavior situations.’ Sometimes it seems we’ve tried everything to straighten it out — but the bad behavior continues. Here is some interesting on-line reading to ponder over and to maybe give you some fresh ideas or concepts to try if you have a little one you are working with.
The Parents Zone: Reducing Bad Behavior
Childcare: Tyrant Toddler
ezinearticles: Controling Your 3-Year-Old’s Aggressive Behavior
Toddlerstoday: Public Discipline
ehow: Correcting Toddler Behavior Problems
about.com: Behavior Issues – The ABCs
about.com: Improving Behavior
about.com: Analyzing Behavior Issues
about.com: Child Happiness
Most of these links have many other links for further information.
about.com: More Behavior Issues
Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
October 5, 2009
Linnea Linkus has a very special exhibit called ‘Healing’ of 35 portraits of children with special needs displayed to benefit The Steel Magnolias, the fundraising group of Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s Center in Long Beach, CA. I read about it in the Long Beach Press-Telegram in an article written by Sue Manning of The Associated Press. Linnea Linkus’ photography is absolutely beautiful. Do explore her website and her blog! Perhaps consider purchasing her special book Healing which will also benefit The Steel Magnolias.
The ‘Healing’ exhibit opened last Friday, October 2, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. On October 10 the GLOBAL public debut of ‘Healing’ will be at the Phantom Galleries LA, 390 E. 3rd St in Long Beach at 8 pm.
September 17, 2009
I taught my daughter to read when she was three. Now she has a three year old and she wants to teach him to read. I think we started out just reading her favorite books over and over again and later we got workbooks to do, too. I did find some interesting websites that have suggestions on how to go about it now:
The Well-Trained Mind
Reading Buddy 2.0
Succeed to Read
If you have a suggestion, feel free to add a comment!