Our Sense of Self is Developed at a Very Early Age

In the very first GGK module…Attachment, Bonding and Caring for Your New Family, we begin to explore attachment and bonding with families and introduce them to the importance of these protective relationships with the Protective Shield Demonstration. This demonstration supports parental understanding of how parenting in a nurturing and sensitive manner will build an emotional…

Helping Children Learn to Fail

As parents, we all want to see our kids succeed, but in reality it might be equally important to teach them how to fail. Almost no one is completely successful at something the first time around. We have to practice something over and over in order to master the skill. Unfortunately, we sometimes give children…

Parenting Kids Who Are Ready to Parent

It’s the holiday season. As I write this post, one grandfather is playing a round of golf on the course behind our house, while the other is playing an old show tune on the piano. One grandmother enjoys the solitude of a crossword puzzle and a cup of coffee, while the other bakes a pumpkin…

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

During several of our recent GGK Preschool trainings we’ve been showing the video the Long Reach of Early Childhood (beautiful, culturally diverse video by the way – here’s the link if you’re interested: https://youtu.be/SSwpPfjmqBo ). In the video there is a section where a Latina mother is singing a traditional lullaby to her baby and…