Articles on parenting topics
Play Dates – Written by Angela LaMonte, SYC teacher, this is helpful for parents who are new to Playdates.
In Spanish: Organizando Vistas Para Jugar
Special Time – written by a former teacher, this is a simple way for overwhelmed parents to provide important, focused attention to individual children.
Young Children and Rejection – SYC Director Stephanie Rottmayer addresses this tough topic and how we view and handle it at SYC.
Learning About Death- Appropriate ways parents can handle the subject of death with young children written by an SYC teacher.
Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job” – The author of Unconditional Parenting and Punished By Rewards challenges the conventional wisdom.
What’s Behind a Temper Tantrum – Scientists deconstruct the screams.
Is Shyness an Evolutionary Tactic? – SYC Director Stephanie Rottmayer: “What I love about this article is that it takes me back to SYC Founder Janet Stocker and her respect for uniqueness. She has always been a champion for accepting all temperaments and quirks and seeing the positives in them.”
Potty Talk and Body Glee – some suggestions for how to respond when your child begins using potty talk.
What If we Admitted to Children That Sex Is Primarily About Pleasure? - good article about talking to children about sex.
Articles on classroom practices at SYC
Below is a collection of articles written by SYC staff that will help explain some of the most important aspects of SYC’s philosophy and classroom practices: