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4 Common Behavior Issues in Children & What You Can Do

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

A key part of being a parent is modeling good behavior for our children, as pointed out on HealthyChildren.org, which provides high-level strategies to help shape behavior, including modeling positive behaviors. If your child sees adults sharing, using good manners and taking turns, for example, he or she is more likely to learn those behaviors.

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Topics: child behavior

Getting Your Child to Bundle Up in Cold Weather

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Some children are perfectly willing to wear whatever a parent suggests, while others develop a unique sense of style at a very young age. If your child falls into the latter category, what do you do if he or she decides a fall jacket doesn’t fit into his or her fashion plan? Answers from experts about children and cold weather might surprise you.

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Topics: child behavior

Dealing Positively with your Daydreamer

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

You tell your preschooler to put her toys away and she gets started – but then, instead of seeing her picking up her games and action figures, you find her gazing at one of her favorites with a half-smile on her face. You get a call from her preschool teacher saying that your daughter never disrupts the group but she tends to drift off into her own thoughts rather than focusing on the new activity being explained. Then, when you go to check up on her, she’s staring out the window.

It sounds like you’ve got a daydreamer!

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Topics: child behavior, daydreamer

Strategies to Handle Your Bossy Preschooler

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 04, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Each preschooler has a unique personality. Some are shyer children, and perhaps they enjoy more time spent looking at books or coloring pictures. Others are the social leaders who organize games and otherwise chat up fellow classmates. Then, of course, there are the bossy ones, who enjoy telling others what to do – and it can be somewhat uncomfortable if you find out that your child falls into that category. What should you do?

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Topics: child behavior, child development, preschooler

Getting Your Children to Help Each Other

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Siblings may sometimes be best friends and at other times detest each other. As a parent, it can be frightening and frustrating to watch your kids rave and rant about each other. Thankfully, you don’t have to witness these squabbles and fights for the rest of your life. We, at Horizon Education Centers, have developed a few family tips to instill camaraderie into your family, so that your kids will be more than willing to help out each other.

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Topics: child behavior, social interaction, horizon education centers, siblings

Sibling Rivalry -How Do You Stop the Ridiculous Squabbling?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

If you’ve got more than one child, it’s inevitable you’ll have sibling rivalry. Rest assured, there are ways to keep it under control and protect what’s left of your dwindling sanity.

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Topics: child behavior, siblings, sibling rivalry

Should You Get Your Toddler’s Ears Pierced?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Your cute and growing little girl inspiring you to consider ear piercing? It’s a big decision, so be certain to do your homework and consider the following before jumping on the piercing bandwagon:

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Topics: child behavior, toddler, pierced ears

Step-Up To Bullying Video Contest: Winners Announced!

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Did you know 1 in 5 students reports being a victim of bullying? And, 73% of teens say that the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it? At Horizon, we support bullying prevention and recently challenged elementary and middle school children to take part in our “Step-Up to Bullying Video Contest”.

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Topics: child behavior, bullied, prevent bullying, bullying prevention

Tips for Helping Children Adjust to a New Baby

Posted by David Smith on Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting and joyous event for parents but can generate mixed emotions and uncertainty in older siblings. It is not unusual for children to worry that they are being replaced or that their parents no longer love them. The attention lavished on a new baby by parents, grandparents and visitors can make siblings feel even further pushed aside.

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Topics: developing skills, child behavior, child development, younger sibling

Teaching Your Child to Share

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Sharing is a learned behavior. Toddlers do not share naturally. They are not greedy or selfish; they are simply acting their age. A child’s world is ego-centric and immediate and each item in their world is supremely important to them.

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Topics: child behavior, Childcare, child development, behavior, sharing