When children tell untruths, cry without tears, laugh or say, “I don’t care” when you dole out a threat or consequence, you may see this behavior as manipulative and then react accordingly. If I think this child is manipulating me, I am naturally going to feel angry, put-upon and even trapped. These types of emotions […]
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.
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 […]
Toddlers can absolutely be the most adorable creatures on earth. They are cute, funny, and their budding personalities can be quite entertaining. They can also be little terrors. They will assert themselves and in their efforts to try to get what they want, they will find the most endless and unimaginable ways to wear you […]