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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.

The “do-nothing-say-nothing” Challenge

The “do-nothing-say-nothing” Challenge

OK, that’s it! Time out! And no more screen time for the rest of the week! Have  you tried time outs, punishments, or rewards lately? The problem with these parenting techniques is that they tend to increase your children’s anger and resentment. Your kids are actually...

Ten Minutes of Special Time Can Change Everything

Ten Minutes of Special Time Can Change Everything

What if I told you that with ten minutes of your undivided attention: Your child will be more cooperative—more likely to pick up the toys when you ask them to or get their pajamas on at night. You’ll build trust in your relationship with your kid so they rely on you...

From Holiday Hell to Holiday Happy

From Holiday Hell to Holiday Happy

Tips to Reduce the Stress of Parenting When the Celebrations Start The holidays are here and as wonderful as a happy holiday would be, the reality is not always that joyful. Your little one asks you to play every thirty minutes, but you keep saying no because the...

The Secret to a Better Vacation

The Secret to a Better Vacation

For kids, one of the best things about vacation is that they have more of their parents’ attention. We may be able to let go of some of the worries and distractions that consume us during the week and put more time and attention into our children when we’re away with...

Children Hunger for Play and Laughter with You

Children Hunger for Play and Laughter with You

Stresses of all kinds, loneliness, isolation, and criticism erase a child’s sense of connection, and make it harder for a child to love and learn. But I'm always amazed at how a little play full of laughter can quickly restore a connection between a parent and a...