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A Brief Summary of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s  Theory on Child Development &  the Impact of Parent Involvement

A Brief Summary of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Theory on Child Development & the Impact of Parent Involvement

s many of us have already figured out, children do not exist in their own tiny bubble unaffected by family, peers, teachers and community culture. In fact it is quite the opposite. We understand that our children and students are greatly impacted by the world around them. The well-known human development psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner outlined […]

Hands: Discovering Your Child’s Dominant Hand

Hands: Discovering Your Child’s Dominant Hand

ips for right-handed parents with left-handed children…and left-handed parents with right-handed children…and for all of our children and all of our teachers! I often find that parents may need some kind of ‘manual’ to help them cope with a child whose dominant hand is the opposite of the rest of his/her family, and especially to […]

The Two-Second Rule

The Two-Second Rule

“Look, mommy! I’m daddy!” hree-year-old Scotty opened a blue marker and scribbled on the wall as his mom, Margie, cut vegetables for dinner. Scotty had watched his dad paint the kitchen over the weekend. Now Scotty was trying to ‘help,’ or so Margie surmised in the split second of disbelief and dismay as she took […]

The Work of the Adolescent

The Work of the Adolescent

Adolescent development is guided by self-expression, trust, commitment, and new ways of thinking. The ideal environment for the adolescent is a small learning community which mirrors adult society.  spoke recently with a friend about a course I led in Warsaw, Poland for teachers. The focus of the course concerned the design and implementation of Montessori […]