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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila™: Cómo guiar el comportamiento de su hijo

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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Growing Independence: Tips for Parents of Toddlers and Twos

he years of toddlers and twos should be some of the most joyful years for you and your child. These children grow by leaps and bounds—walking, talking, laughing, singing, helping, and gaining new life experiences every day.
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Blog
April 10, 2018

#EndGunViolence

The best available evidence tells us that more guns leads to more violence, and that child-access prevention laws, in particular, can reduce injuries and deaths.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan
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Behavior and Development

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on young children's learning and development.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Guiding Your Child’s Behavior

Your preschooler is learning positive behaviors just like she’s learning new words and skills. It’s important to stay calm, patient, and consistent as you help your child understand your expectations.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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Blog
March 19, 2018

T. Berry Brazelton - Influential Thinker, Beloved Presence

To many of us at NAEYC and in the early childhood education field, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton was an influential thinker and beloved presence who profoundly shaped how we understand young children’s development and learning.

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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Blog
March 5, 2018

Playing, Exploring, and Discovering with Chores at Home

Our afternoon of raking leaves opened my eyes to the opportunities everyday chores can offer for playing, exploring, and discovering. Here are some of the chores around our home that we have found to be exciting.

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Authored by: Kristin Roberts
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Blog
February 1, 2018

My Son's Realization That He's "Brown"

Between 3 and 4 years old, my son realized that he was "brown." This story recounts the way I helped him feel special for having unique characteristics - brown skin and black eyes.

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Authored by: Kim Doan
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Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Being a Helper: Supporting Children to Feel Safe and Secure after Disasters

Disasters can be defined as unexpected, disturbing, and stress-inducing events. They may be natural, like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, or the result of human intervention, like mass shootings.

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Authored by: ​Laura J. Colker
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