Some parents exhaust themselves entertaining their children. But what if actively observing our tots better supported their social-emotional development? Janet Lansbury, parent educator says, hands-off but observant is the way to play.
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It’s time for a little spring cleaning! How can we help our little ones part with their forgotten toys? Read on to hear tips from Carolyn Koehnline, from confrontingclutter.com.
What is it that makes us feel crazy love for our children (even when they drive us nuts?!) We turn to science for the answer.
How much should we protect our children from the realities of life? Are we doing them a disservice? Iben Sandahl, Author of The Danish Way of Parenting talks to us about the benefits of exposing our children to “unhappy endings.”
He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.
Trash talk abounds when it comes to the deleterious affects of media on our kids, but are there any benefits? Renown media expert, Dr. Dimitri Christakis says yes, and explains how parents can create a healthy media diet.
Shy. Aggressive. Observer. So many adjectives that define our kids. When and how can labeling harm our children? Lynne Kenney, shares her insight.
“Don’t!” “Stop it!” “That’s not okay!” Feeling like a broken record when speaking to your child? Mary Hartzell, early childhood development expert says, injecting more (reasonable) “yeses” in a day will help everyone feel better.
Kelcey Kintner, popular blogger behind “The Mama Bird Diaries,” shares her thoughts on how to maximize the pleasure of parenting and minimize the pain.
There’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about kids and independence – …