“How Our Two-Year-Old is Learning to Read” by QACP Parent, Erika Brown (3.9.17)

Late in 2016, I decided that I would make teaching my daughter how to read a priority. By year’s end, I declared, she will be able to read short phrases and multiple sight words. Ambitious? Nah. I would use the methods my teachers used with me, which were also how I learned to teach readingContinue reading ““How Our Two-Year-Old is Learning to Read” by QACP Parent, Erika Brown (3.9.17)”

“Raising Happy and Responsible Children: Instincts, Foundations, & Guidelines” by QACP Parent Educator, Kate Calhoun

“The behavior you consistently surround your child with will profoundly influence how your child turns out.” “Most parenting successes are a result of what parents DO when emotions run hot and when things are difficult.  Actions speak louder than words.” “Brains are pre-loaded with an innate moral awareness. (Loyalty, justice, empathy, respect for authority, andContinue reading ““Raising Happy and Responsible Children: Instincts, Foundations, & Guidelines” by QACP Parent Educator, Kate Calhoun”

“Spring, Blossoms & Thoughts….” by QACP Parent, Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan

A walk around the neighborhood with my preschooler the other day, was more eye opening than I had anticipated. As we stopped to look at cherry blossoms and marveled at the new spring flowers, I savored the deliciousness of being a child. I cherished, pausing and relishing his excitement. A bitter sweet feeling swept overContinue reading ““Spring, Blossoms & Thoughts….” by QACP Parent, Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan”

“Cookie Conundrum,” by QACP Parent, Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan

I’m famished, but I need to get out of the house. It’s my only window of opportunity to get some errands out of the way! I buckle up my toddler in his car seat, and as soon as I’m all set to zoom, what do I see? A gigantic sugar cookie lying carelessly and enticingly on the passengerContinue reading ““Cookie Conundrum,” by QACP Parent, Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan”

“Cell-Free Days: A Lesson for Mama,” by QACP Parent, Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan

It was one of those crazy mornings. Something that almost every parent can relate to – a late start, school drop off, rain, toddler in tow…. You get the drift! You’d also agree, that often, all this chaos culminates into a clumsy, yet clinical drop of a cell phone. A fall so strategic that yourContinue reading ““Cell-Free Days: A Lesson for Mama,” by QACP Parent, Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan”