Just about as soon as children sprout teeth they discover what teeth really are good for. My year-old second son discovered that a quick nip during breastfeeding resulted in a very amusing jump and yelp on my part. (Amusing to him! Needless to say he was graduated to a sippy cup pretty soon…)
Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW discuss the importance of early child development and why birth to age 3 are the most important years of a child's life.
“I want the kids to pitch in without pitching a fit! How can I make that happen?”
To raise children ready for the challenges of the 21st century, we must let go of what was right for us and trust that what is right for our children may be quite different. Our job is to trust, and therefore raise, our children’s capabilities, competence and resiliency so they grow strong and flexible in […]
With a new school year coming soon, it’s time to think about helping our children be as successful as they can be. That includes resisting the temptation either to push children beyond their means so they fear never meeting up to expectations or to neglect staying involved so they feel unimportant. In other words, it […]