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Parents As Teachers

Healthy Steps is a free program for all parents of children ages 0 to 3

It is designed to forge a relationship between health care professionals and parents to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of small children.

A Healthy Steps health care specialist helps parents navigate developmental stages and possible problems into teachable moments. We get acquainted at the newborn visit or when requested by a clinician.

  • Identify strengths and concerns of the child and family
  • Enhance parents’ understanding of their child’s development
  • Monitor child’s growth and development
  • Promote “goodness of fit” between child’s behavior and parental expectations
  • Assist in referrals to community resources
  • Build a supportive alliance with family

Parents as Teachers at Golden Child Learning Academy

The program is designed to help parents gain knowledge related to their child’s development and address general  parenting questions and concerns.

This includes:

  • Research-based information on how children grow and develop.
  • Ideas for positive discipline and problem solving, realistic expectations of child behavior and activities to promote language, cognitive, social-emotional and motor development.
  • Assists in referrals to community resources.
  • Assist providers in developmental screening and follow up.

Devotion Helps Discipline

Disciplining a child at any age does not work if the parent or caregiver hasn’t devoted their time to earn the child’s trust. Here are some of the ideas to enable your brain to spend more time with your precious little humans:

  • Engage your child at their level, not yours. Remind yourself that you were once their age too.
  • Detach yourself from Social and other media for planned periods of time each day, to spend an interactive session with the children.
  • Maintain your cool and a sense of humor. These are developing brains after all.
  • Non-Judgmental and empathy are inseparable essential behaviors in every caregiver of a child. One cannot exist without the other.
  • Listen and respond, rather than dictate and react. Children want their feelings and thoughts to be validated by the most important people in their lives.
  • Consistency of care is important to children. Set structure and routines each day, the best you can.
  • Love your children a little better each day. Embedded expressions of love are the greatest legacy passed through the generations.