1 Feb

Mondays with M.E.: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

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COMMON PROBLEMS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

Adler,Katie_hs Speech and languageFor young children, speech and language development occurs at varying rates. So how do you know when your child is just learning at his or her own pace or when there might be a speech problem that needs further assessment or intervention? If there is a problem with articulation or fluency, how might that influence other aspects of your child’s learning? And what is the most supportive and helpful way to respond? Read More


28 Dec

Mondays with M.E.: SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S SELF-CONTROL

MomEnough_logo_notag-300x60A CONVERSATION WITH U OF MN RESEARCHER DR. STEPHANIE CARLSON

Carlson,Stephanie_hsWhat researchers call “executive function” and most parents call “self-control” encompasses everything from paying attention in class to resisting the impulse to punch someone who gets in your space to managing frustration with a difficult project. However it shows up in daily life, executive function is key to school success and positive relationships. So how does executive function develop in children and what role do we play as parents in promoting good executive function? Dr. Stephanie Carlson, professor in the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development (College of Education and Human Development), has been studying this important aspect of child development and brings helpful insights and practical tips to her discussion with Marti and Erin in this week’s Mom Enough show. TUNE IN HERE!

Whatever the ages of your children, what examples do you see of their growing “executive function” or self-control? In what situations do your children seem to lack (or struggle with) self-control? Based on what you heard in this Mom Enough discussion, describe two or three things you could do to support your children’s development of executive function. Comment/Reply below.

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