Explore The Possibilities

by Patricia Dischler Patricia Dischler is an author, professional speaker and consultant helping those who care for and about children to make a difference. Learn more at www.patriciadischler.com. Curiosity is intrinsically linked to problem solving. A quest for answers, a desire to find them, these skills come naturally to children, but often get lost over time as curriculums become filled with specific outcomes and remove the element of possibilities. In order to preserve a child’s capabilities for problem solving, teachers can foster an overall atmosphere for children that will encourage their questions and their sense for exploration. It begins by staying completely open to possibilities – in the children’s abilities

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Ensuring the Safety of Your Child’s Daycare

by Patricia Dischler Patricia Dischler is an author, professional speaker and consultant helping those who care for and about children to make a difference. Learn more at www.patriciadischler.com. As parents, reading stories of daycare centers that have lost children, tied the legs of babies or given the wrong formula to an infant with severe allergies, sends shivers up our spine. We become frightened for our own children’s safety and begin wonder if there is anything we can do to protect them. The good news is that there is something we can do! The following five tips will help you to get a better idea of the safety at your child’s

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Creating A Curriculum

by Patricia Dischler Patricia Dischler is an author, professional speaker and consultant helping those who care for and about children to make a difference. Learn more at www.patriciadischler.com. Creating a plan for the education and development of the children in your care can be both rewarding and daunting. As the stakes are raised in each state to provide the highest quality of care possible for today’s children we are asked to rise to this challenge and create effective curriculum. With choices ranging from prepackaged options to starting your own one lesson plan at a time it can be difficult to be sure you are on the right track. With the

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10 Things Every Birthmother Wants Adoptive Parents To Know

by Patricia Dischler Patricia Dischler is an author, professional speaker and consultant helping those who care for and about children to make a difference. Learn more at www.patriciadischler.com. I often told my son’s adoptive mother how much I loved her and was thankful she was a part of my life. But, like many things I’ve told her over the years, Kathy would already know. Back in 1985 I chose open adoption for my son. Being a birthmother has changed my life forever, and I know that becoming an adoptive parent changed Kathy’s too. We’ve traveled the road of adoption together, with respect and honesty. We’ve shared our hopes, our fears

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