"When a baby falls down or gets hurt, even if it is obviously a minor injury, our instincts might tell us to rush over, pick her up immediately and shower her with sympathy or distraction in an attempt to calm her as quickly as possible. Infant expert Magda Gerber advised something a little different and counter-intuitive (especially for those who find a baby’s cries difficult to hear…namely, all of us!). She encouraged parents and caregivers to remain calm so as not to add our alarm or distress to the equation, and to take our cues from the child. She also suggested that we take the time to reflect on the experience to help the baby understand it, acknowledge her feelings and support her to express them freely and completely. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better example than this one..."
Follow this link to read the full article from Janet Lansbury and watch the tender video. Follow Janet on Facebook to see several more informative posts!
Please come out and join the School House in attending the 2019 Earth Day Parade this coming Monday April 22nd. Miss Ashley will be there representing the School House with our parachute painted by the School House children. We'll be meeting at 2pm at the Hall St. Plaza. There will be a parade, planting, parachute games, and a recycled instrument band. The Lynx room will be constructing instruments from recycled materials for the parade this week.
Please dress up as your favourite animal or insect :)
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