Travel in Westfield, NJ

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. How community leaders like coaches, clergy, and other mentors influence the development of character strengths in children and teens.

By The Goddard School • March 27th, 2019
1. Time it right
Weekend mornings are preferable because you’re not rushing to get everyone out the door and your kids can return to you—and the topic—if they have more questions or fears later in the day. Many kids (and grownups) are grouchy and exhausted by the evening.
“And even if your kids seem to be in a great mood, a drowsy brain can’t take in information as well, and any tears or anxious questions…

For World Poetry Day, see these quotes from famous poets about motherhood, family and children.

The Mortgage Collaborative announced this week it added three new mortgage executives to its board of directors. The new members were voted in at the organization's biannual member conference held in Austin, Texas.

These five new cruise itineraries for 2019 visit remote destinations such as the Arctic Circle, plus classic and emerging favorites such as France and Cuba.

By The Goddard School • April 21st, 2010
A wonderful way to play with and teach children is to bring them into your world, where ‘real-life’ happens. Children love to do ‘grown-up’ things and to imitate you. And when they contribute, they see themselves as players and get a well-earned self-esteem boost!
Age-Appropriate Chore Ideas
Collect dirty laundry

Sometimes the best breastfeeding advice comes from fellow lady friends who've been there. Here are 9 tips from nursing moms.

Virtuoso Life's associate art director, Korena Bolding Sinnett, shares photos from her recent vacation to Peru, where she stayed at five Virtuoso hotels.

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

Where to channel your inner Mary Poppins and learn more about the real-life royal drama that inspired the new Mary Queen of Scots movie.

By The Goddard School • December 8th, 2018
In today’s digital world it is becoming harder and harder to actually connect with our children. They come home from school to the waiting television and usually end up playing video games on the tablet while watching TV (no judgement, we all do it). We don’t really know our children because none of us really know how to communicate anymore
The typical daily parental question is, “How was your day?” And the typical response from…

These more than 25 Thanksgiving activities for toddlers will keep little hands busy and out of trouble during the holiday season.

By The Goddard School • November 2nd, 2018
It’s come to this: Doctors are now being told to prescribe play. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the urgency of the matter in a policy statement . There is a play deficit in this country, and we know it, don’t we? In articles about parenting, it seems that there’s no breed dissected more than that of the bubble-wrapped child who’s shuttled from Mandarin to fencing to organic cheese making classes until bedtime. We love…

By The Goddard School • September 12th, 2013
You love to watch your little one playing and learning, and so do Goddard School teachers. Observation is a core method our teachers use to assess what children are learning, when they are ready to learn new tasks and what their interests are. We use these observations to track the children’s progress, develop lesson plans and share the children’s development with their parents
As parents, we often teach our children, yet they can teach us…

With holiday meals soon to be in full swing, our younger diners may benefit from these simple tips for minding their manners when dining with others. •If the meal is not buffet style, wait until everyone has been seated and has their food before beginning to eat. •Place your napkin in your lap before beginning to eat and use it to dab your mouth, when necessary. •If you have to blow your nose or pick your teeth, excuse yourself to go to another…

As some reverse mortgage lenders and originators are diversifying in response to the past fiscal year's discouraging origination volume, other companies are adding resources and intensifying their Home Equity Conversion Mortgage focus.

June 28, 2018 - Compliance Assistant - p Compliance Assistant /p p b CD & Check Quality Control /b /p p Responsible for following up by email with all closing agents and title

By The Goddard School • January 29th, 2014
By Jack Maypole, MD
Gravity sucks (well, actually, it pulls). If you are an infant or toddler
anyway, it remains one of the greatest challenges you face. One does not need to be a phrenologist to know that the noggins of our littlest children get bumpy as they are knocked and bonked with zillions of pratfalls and tumbles each day. The question is: when is it serious? When should these kids be seen by a…

We say, “Don’t do that,” and they do it anyway. We say, “Stop” and they continue. We say, “Pick that up” and they do so just to throw it back down again.

By The Goddard School • November 8th, 2013
You may have heard the term ‘world schooling’ recently. World schooling uses travel to teach children about the planet and world cultures. As the use of technology increases, the world has become more interconnected, and one country’s problems can affect our personal lives
An early educational experience should include a global perspective. At The Goddard School, we provide…

Fatherhood is a profound, wonderful journey full of moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are five tips for dads who are new to the experience.

By Sue Adair • October 1st, 2009
There comes a day when your child will ask to sleep over at a friend’s house for the very first time. Whether because of homesickness or fear of bedwetting, sleepovers can turn into a nerve-wracking experience for children. As parents, how can you prepare for your child’s first sleepover? What should you expect
Here are some helpful tips to guide parents and children through the first sleepover.
Start somewhere comfortable. Spending the night in a strange…

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By The Goddard School • April 13th, 2018
Celebrate the first day of school, the German way
The kickoff to first grade is a big deal in Germany, as my American family learned while living in Berlin. The weekend before our daughter started first grade, we joined a celebration called Einschulung. Her school welcomed students with an assembly; afterward, families gave the children Schultüten—large paper or…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If