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SoWashCo Community Education


SoWashCo Community Education is proud to serve our community by providing lifelong learning for all. Whether you're ready to learn a new skill, prepare your child for early learning or want to share your knowledge with the community, we're here for you. We serve Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

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Early Learning News

Young children encounter problems on a daily basis. This starts even in infancy. Your baby wants a toy that is out of reach. Your toddler wants a turn with a toy. Your preschooler is trying to build with blocks, but it isn’t working the way they want. A friend takes your child’s toy. Maybe you have observed your child experience one of these problems or something similar. How did they respond to their problem? The reality is that young children often let us know they have a problem by melting down. They haven’t yet developed the skills necessary to solve their problem themselves. Parents need to step in and help their child practice problem-solving skills.

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Early Learning News

He never listens. She doesn’t share. My kids always fight. If these thoughts sound familiar to you, you may be experiencing the effects of your negativity bias. The human brain is designed to notice and focus on negative stimuli more than positive stimuli. This negativity bias is also why we tend to dwell on negative experiences for longer than we revel in our positive experiences. As you can imagine this negativity bias has a tremendous impact in all areas of our lives, including our relationship with our children.

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