I occasionally share my thoughts, insights and advice in this blog.
It’s Christmas, and your Great-Aunt Bertha is visiting from Cincinnati. You remember her from your own childhood. She always has hard candy in her purse (which you like), and she smells like mothballs (which you don’t, so much). You also remember how you had to hold your breath when she hugged you, while you and
For children the Holidays may be a time of remembrance and grief in recalling memories of those who have passed or friends who are no longer in their lives. For children, the grief process can be extremely difficult to go through, and can come in many forms. Don’t be afraid to talk about and celebrate loved
An insightful article from ZERO TO THREE about the importance of “sharing your calm” with babies. https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/4136-sharing-your-calm
Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency Our children are experiencing a mental health crisis — especially our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) children — as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our nation’s leading health experts have joined together to declare a national state of emergency
In Molly Wright’s Ted Talk about early childhood development , she reminds us that we must “serve and return” with our kids, which includes connecting and talking to them. Molly also points out that playing with your child aids in their development in ways that will help them later in life. “Interactions, early and often,
Emotions are not inherently good or bad; they just are. When we are experiencing big emotions, it is difficult for us to think clearly, communicate effectively, and make good decisions. There are skills and techniques that we can develop to help us regulate our emotions, so that we can feel them without letting them take
10 Things Parents Can Do to Promote Healthy Relationships with Your Children Be there. Young people might not say it directly, but they want a positive and caring adult in their life. Even if few words are exchanged, your presence lets them know that you’re there when they need you. Know your child is watching
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