You are making history as you read this, and your children are making history by doing whatever they do today because what we do today becomes history tomorrow. Women's History Month is a great opportunity to cultivate your children's interest in history and help them recognize history in the making all around them.Read More
All parents wait. For first steps, for the
school bus, for driving test results… we wait. We wait eagerly for our
children to come into the world, and although it is a joyous
anticipation, many prospective adoptive parents find this particular
wait almost unbearable.
Children are naturally musical. It's almost as if they have a sixth sense for music. Even babies as young as six months enjoy repetitive pitch and rhythm like clapping, slapping, humming, and hooting. And listening, singing, playing instruments, and dancing are great ways to have fun and be creative as a family. However, the benefits of music extend far beyond the sheer joy of making sounds. Researchers consistently link the study of music with cognitive development, school achievement, positive socialization, and personal success. The discipline of music requires children to develop attention to detail, cognitive organization, communication, pattern recognition, and cooperation–skills that foster success in all areas of their lives.Read More
Foster parenting comes naturally for Karin and Randy Dula of Rochester. Karin's parents adopted her younger brother after a ten-month foster placement in their home, and Randy was adopted from foster care when he was seven years old.Read More