Let Kids Open Presents At Birthday Parties, Please!
There's a new trend that's been bothering me in recent years, while taking my kids to birthday parties.
It's the "present-opening" time of the event -- or lack thereof.
Sharing doesn’t come naturally to most kids.
Developmentally, young children are egocentric and self-centered. Nothing wrong with that but the socialization process requires kids to share their time, space and possessions with others.
If your kids love digging into arts and crafts projects with paint or glue up to their elbows, relax -- they’re learning and developing in essential ways while they’re making a beautiful mess. Children derive many important benefits from the opportunity of working with arts and crafts projects,