I remember before I had children thinking how “easy” having kids was going to be. I knew just exactly how I wanted to raise my kids and would daydream about what life would be like. Then I brought my first child home… and realized I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Being a mother is so much more than making sure your children are fed and safe.
Parenting is hard work, and there is no manual for how to do it “right.” It is the main reason I try to never judge other Moms – I truly feel like we are all just doing the absolute best we can. I knew I wanted to teach my children how to be healthy, happy, and compassionate members of society… but I was not exactly sure how to go about teaching those skills. When I learned about Primrose Schools, I knew right away that they were what I needed.
Primrose Schools teaches what are called executive function skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, and self-control – all critical skills for a successful future. Executive function skills enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. By teaching these skills at a young age, they become successful habits, just like brushing their teeth or tying shoelaces. This will help them better manage school, college, and even prepare them for their chosen careers.
Both of my daughters went to the Primrose here in my town, and it was a wonderful experience for them, as well as for my husband and me. Everything was top-notch from the cleanliness and safety to the staff and activities. I have recommended Primrose to probably hundreds of people already and wanted to share our love for them with even more people through my blog.
Primrose Schools focuses on six executive function skills – adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, self-control, and memory, in their curriculum – and also encourage families to focus on them at home as well. Simple activities such as family game night can help teach skills like problem solving, critical thinking, and self-control. Preparing meals together can help teach teamwork and memory. Check out the video below to learn more about executive function skills:
I remember one of my daughter’s birthday parties where I was handing out cupcakes to a bunch of excited children. I often worried about my younger daughter in situations like this, because she was the “little kid,” and sometimes would act out to get attention, but she sat patiently until it was her turn for a cupcake – just like her sister did. I remember the pride I felt seeing their patience and self-control in a pretty stimulated environment. It was moments like those that I was so thankful for the time we spent with Primrose Schools.