Child and father smiling

Kindness Counts

Discover numerous ways to show kindness to your child.

Read

  • A book of silly poems.
  • Your favorite childhood story.
  • About development so you can understand and support age appropriate expectations.

Listen

  • To your child in the car.
  • One second longer than you think you have the patience for.
  • For the feelings behind your child’s words.

Ask

  • What are you thinking about?
  • What was your favorite part of the day?
  • What do you think would happen if?

Give

  • A smile when your child walks into the room.
  • A kind look.
  • A hug.

Trust

  • That your child is capable.
  • That you are enough.
  • That you can do what’s right for your family.

Share

  • The story of their births or adoptions.
  • A story about yourself at your child’s age.
  • What your favorite color is.
  • That sometimes you struggle too.
  • What the plan is… for the day/week, any changes to the routine.

Play

  • Hide and Seek
  • Board Games
  • Simon Says
  • I spy

Pretend

  •  That your child’s high five is so powerful it knocks you over.
  • That you are super ticklish.
  • That you are explorers in your own backyard.

Mindy Trozelle

Mindy Trozelle is a Developmental Specialist in our Early Learning Program

Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels

The Community Connections Early Learning Program provides a wide range of services, in partnership with families and the community to support the development of young children age birth to 3 years.

Our array of services include: Infant Massage, Parenting, Developmental Screenings, Developmental Evaluations, Vision and Hearing Screenings, Developmental therapy, Speech therapy, Motor therapy, Playgroups and Home visiting.

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