Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Four Essential Elements of Parenting COMPASSION, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, CONSISTENCY Compassion for our babies and children develops love, bonding, nurturing, empathy, and the desire to protect them from harm. Our little ones give us joy. We commit to them in good times and bad, from birth to adulthood. We put our children’s needs first by providing … Continue reading »

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Creating Structure and Rules for Your Child: Charts and Graphs From The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “An expert at timelines and presentations, one mother decides to create structure for her 2-year old son, but finds it surprisingly difficult not to make it overly complicated.”

Gold & Silver Rocks

Gold & Silver Rocks

Beautiful Icon Art–Painting Rocks Gold and Silver By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Recently, I visited Rome and saw beautiful art and very old religious icons in magnificent churches. I love how the gold paint on wood makes the icons glow. I wanted to share this beauty with the families we see for our Family Literacy … Continue reading »

Sea and Shells

Sea and Shells

Sea and Shells Explore the treasures of the sea!   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Over the years, my husband and I have enjoyed collecting shells from trips we have taken. Some of our shells were given to us. Others were purchased, and some were picked up off the beach. They are all beautiful, even … Continue reading »

Eureka! ~ ¡Eureka!

Eureka! ~ ¡Eureka!

Our State Symbols~ Los símbolos de nuestro estado   Our State Icons ~ Los iconos de nuestro estado California Our State ~ Nuestro estado   By Connie Goldin California is a wonderful state. Our state motto, “Eureka” is Greek for “I have found it,”  in reference to finding gold in California. However, I imagine the … Continue reading »

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year “Gung hay fat choy.”   By Connie Goldin   Chinese New Year starts on Friday, January 31st, this year. Think red! Red is the color of the Chinese New Year and people wear red clothes, and children receive red envelopes filled with money. Red is the symbol of fire, good fortune, … Continue reading »

Harvest Jewels

Harvest Jewels

The Beauty of Fall Produce Teach kids to appreciate new foods and tastes. By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Thanksgiving– and preparing for the family feast– provides such a lovely opportunity to introduce new foods to children. Perhaps you can start by talking about the colors of the seasonal fruits and vegetables when you go to … Continue reading »

“Reading by 9” Bilingual Parent Guide
Halloween Books

Halloween Books

Fun Books for Halloween Witches, Monsters, Spooky Kooky Castles, and More! By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Halloween is a wonderful time for young kids and families. Here are some darling books for the younger set– starting with toddler books, books for preschoolers, kindergarten beginning readers, to books for big brothers and sisters who are already … Continue reading »

Painting Rocks

Painting Rocks

    Painting Rocks ~ Fun for kids of all ages! By Connie Goldin, MA   This past August, we took a fun and easy art project–painting river rocks–to three different family groups. We have done this before, but this time we used non-toxic acrylic paints, “Mod Podge” as a sealer to make the rocks … Continue reading »