Tag Archives: early childhood

Parenting With Respect: A Level Playing Field

Love is a cornerstone of every parent/child connection, and one of the keys to love is certainly respect. So, I thought I’d look at how respect leads to a level playing field of love for both parent and child. WHAT … Continue reading

Grandparents Gift of Time

What’s one of the great things about being a grandparent? It’s having and giving the gift of time. When my own children were little, I honestly can’t remember ever saying to them, “Take your time, we’re in no hurry.” Like … Continue reading

Holidays the Safe Way

Yvonne McQuaid is passionate about the health, education, well-being, and joy of young children, including her newly adopted grandson, Chance. As the executive director at First 5 Butte County, she helps lead the First 5 investment in young children, advocating … Continue reading

The Perseverance Zone

Babies naturally possess an astonishing determinedness. Think of the pre-crawler; a baby will scoot herself over to a much-wanted toy that is juuuust out of reach. Think of the toddler known for sometimes stubborn attempts to “do it myself.” We … Continue reading

WOYC Fun With Your Little One

It’s the second-most wonderful time of the year! A certain tune has claimed Christmas as the most wonderful, so we’re happy to claim second-most for Shasta County’s Week of the Young Child (WOYC). This celebration of young children takes place … Continue reading