"To authentically teach someone, it's helpful also to be a student of the techniques yourself. Your child will learn best through your example and modeling." Linda Lantieri, MA
Welcome to our parent resources page where we hope you will find interesting and useful information that supports the Hillcrest learning philosophy as well as current articles and research in the fields of child development and mindful parenting. It is so important for us as educators and for you as parents to focus on the development of the 'whole child'.
We must support our children's emotional, social and cognitive growth in order to build a strong foundation and create an environment for optimal learning, expressing feelings, making friends, showing kindness and having an open heart.
Above all we wish to encourage the most important tool that all children possess--their vast imagination. Their imagination will take them on the most wonderful, creative journeys and how beautiful it is for us to travel alongside our children as they experience and appreciate life through creative exploration and play.
This resource page is really just a starting off point for you to learn and grow with your child --a place to become rooted as a family and to build a grounded foundation for all of your child's developing branches. We welcome your contributions for additional parenting resources and we look forward to joining you in this wonder-filled journey and our partnership in nurturing the healthy body and mind of your child.
Suggested Reading for Parents:
10 Mindful Minutes Goldie Hawn
Connected Parenting Jennifer Kolari
Parenting from the Inside Out Daniel J. Siegel
The Parent's Success Guide to Parenting S. Blackthorn
Suggested Reading for Children and Parents:
Take the Time Mindfulness for Kids Maud Rogers
Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda Lauren Alderfer
Fill A Bucket A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children Carol McCloud & Katherine Martin
Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family Peggy Johncox
No Ordinary Apple Sara Marlowe
Current Child Develpment and Parenting Research / Articles:
12 Exercises for Mindful Parenting by Myla and John Kabat-Zinn
Why Your Toddler Won't Share Today's Parent