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Big News! Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby 🍼

Big News! Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby 🍼

As an expectant parent, you've likely felt a whirlwind of emotions about your upcoming addition. It's a big transition for everyone. The family dynamic is about to shift, and your older child may be wondering what this means for them. Below are some tips to help...

Breaking the Cycle: How to Become an Emotionally Aware Parent

Breaking the Cycle: How to Become an Emotionally Aware Parent

For many of us, our parents' ability to attune to our emotional needs was limited at best. They came from a generation where children were expected to be seen and not heard. Parenting was about teaching kids to behave and punishing them when they didn’t.   If we think...

The Best Ways to Minimize the Back to School Blues

The Best Ways to Minimize the Back to School Blues

For most kids, going back to school is a big transition and for some it feels like a momentous challenge. Whether your child is starting school for the first time or changing schools or teachers, going back can bring up lots of feelings for kids and adults! Fears and...

The Secret to Helping Your Baby’s Brain Grow

The Secret to Helping Your Baby’s Brain Grow

Although we parents might feel like we spend every moment with a new baby, our days are also filled with the work it takes to run a family. There is laundry to be done, meals to prepare, diapers to change, showers to slip into when we have a moment, and errands to run when we can. And so we get busy around our babies. Even when we’re with our babies hour after hour, sometimes 3:00 p.m. rolls around and we haven’t actually connected with them yet.

There is More to Sharing Than Taking Turns

Sometimes children love to share. A child passes out a cupcake to each friend at a party; offers his baby sister the toy he knows she’ll love; or asks grandma to buy something for her siblings in addition to her own gift when they are at the toy store together.

But sometimes…children are not so generous or loving. All children have trouble sharing at times. A child might hoard all of the “best” sandbox toys for herself, or run to snag the best seat in the car before his siblings get there.