1. Is My Kid OK? Sneaky Warning Signs of Stress

    Kids are generally incredibly resilient. Most kids can weather stress in their lives like pros, and some can learn to adapt to big life changes even better than adults.  However, when kids are stressed out, sometimes it's hard to spot. Without the ability to fully express their feelings, you may see physical, mood, or behavioral changes in children (especially young children) when they need some …Read More

  2. Prep-Free Boredom Busters!

    Today while I was thinking about what to write about for July’s blog, I was browsing through some preschool and early childhood blogs. I realized that so many of the fun and elaborate experiments and projects need some specialized material that you might only be able to get at a craft store or online. But what about a boredom emergency?? Here are a few great ideas for no-prep, fun activities tha…Read More

  3. Moving Forward Together

      Today, Juneteenth, Finding Me Now expresses hope that the events of the last few weeks will become a seminal moment in our country’s history. May this be a time that profoundly improves the lives of black Americans. May this be a time when white Americans can hear the pain coming from the scars of slavery and the ongoing existence of discrimination. May our leaders craft new laws and poli…Read More

  4. Unintended Opportunities During Covid-19

    Finding Me Now Learning Center is working to keep every child and adult in our building safe. We also have embraced the "unintended opportunities" to learn and grow that would not be possible without the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in.  We have concentrated our many efforts in six areas: Concentration on Cleaning, Social Distancing, Health Checks, Family Support, Child Enrichment,…Read More

  5. Self-Care for Busy Parents

    As we ring in 2020, many of us make New Year's resolutions.  Has self-care ever crossed your mind?  Many working parents probably think they do not spend enough time with their child (ren) so they should not spend time on themselves because this is selfish.  This couldn't be farther from the truth.  Taking a few hours or a day for yourself can be one of the best things you can do for your kid…Read More

  6. Surviving Post-Christmas Blues

    All the gifts are unwrapped and open. Boxes, bows and wrapping paper are everywhere around the room. The kids are happy and enjoying all their Christmas gifts. Or maybe not… Maybe your teenage son is upset because he didn’t get the “Yeezy” shoes he wanted. Maybe 15 minutes later, your daughter is complaining that she has nothing to do. Or maybe your kids fighting already because someone el…Read More

  7. Even more bedtime tips!

      Bedtime Routines How many of you struggle with bedtime in your household? I know for my family; bedtime use to be horrible. Bedtime was a disaster at my house until I finally set some bedtime routines. My boys never had a “bedtime” and it followed them through to high school. They were tired and grouchy all the time. The key to a good bedtime routine is consistency. Start early. It is m…Read More

  8. Helping Small People Cope With Big News Stories

    Sometimes as adults, we may start to absorb the many distressing news stories that permeate our lives. If we see an epidemic of violence, destructive weather, or world conflicts, we are able to identify how we feel about it and then move on. We may not realize that despite our efforts, our children are also exposed to death and loss in the world, which can cause a lot of fear and confusion. We can…Read More

  9. Back to School Success!

    Back to School Success Summer fun is winding down and the family is getting ready for back to school shopping. The school supply lists are out, there are new clothes and shoes to buy, backpacks to fill up and schedules to get back into. Here are some tips to make your summer to school transition an easy one. Establish a routine for school days. Make it visible someplace where the whole family can …Read More

  10. Ten Little Fingers: Developing Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

    Fine Motor Skills are learned when children learn to use smaller muscles. These muscles consist of your hands, fingers, and wrists. These muscles are used when writing, holding small items, and turning pages. Mastery of find motor skills require precision and coordination. Fine motor skills come after gross motor skills (large muscle skills) do. Big muscles help small muscles develop. The use of s…Read More