September’s Virtues of the Month: Purposefulness and Excellence

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering adults and  children to live by their highest values. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at Ebenezer as well as at home. This month’s virtues are: Purposefulness is having a clear focus. Begin… Read more »

September’s Parenting Tip – Positive Parenting

As adults we talk about being stressed, and we Does it seem like your household has been in constant chaos ever since you had children? Do you feel like your parenting techniques just aren’t cutting it? According to Kris McPhail, one of the Curriculum Specialists from Ebenezer Child Care Centers, with locations on Milwaukee’s south… Read more »

Promoting Creativity – Why It’ So Important

By Leslie Hundt, Ebenezer’s Curriculum Coordinator for its Oak Creek Child Care Center. While listening to Dan Pink-The Puzzle of Motivation on TED.com I heard something that made me rethink how we teach children: ‘That routine, rule-based, left-brain work –certain kinds of accounting, financial analysis, computer programming –has become fairly easy to outsource, fairly easy to… Read more »

July’s Parenting Tip: How to Praise and Encourage Kids

Do you know the difference between praise and encouragement? If you don’t you should. According to Leslie Hundt curriculum specialist for Ebenezer Child Care Centers with locations on Milwaukee’s Southside and in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “The frequent use of praise may do more harm than good.” Praise Hundt says praise is… Read more »

June Parenting Tip: Teaching Children Mindfulness

Is your child’s life busy and overscheduled? Do you wonder how to slow them down? According to Kris McPhail, Curriculum Specialist at the Downtown Ebenezer Child Care Center, with other locations on Milwaukee’s south side and in, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “Mindfulness is good for us and also for our children. Research indicates that… Read more »