Our little one is so much more complex than we imagine.  We see toys being thrown and peas on the floor. We hear crying and tantrums, but what we don’t see/hear, or more importantly look for, are the reasons behind our child’s misbehaviors.  Understanding those reasons is important for us as parents to be better [...]

Even though our lives have become computerized, emailed and texted, it doesn’t mean we should give up completely on the past. There is one thing in particular that you may want to not give up on when thinking about your little one and his/her life ahead, and that’s the family meal. If nothing more than [...]

Are you beginning to see your little toddler turn back to pick up a favorite blanket or stuffed animal?  Do you put your little one to bed lately only to have her whimper and whine, panic and point to a security blanket until it’s in her grasp and tucked under her chin?  If, as a [...]

Have you ever watched the Animal Planet when they are filming young lion cubs play, and the narrator explains how they are actually “learning”?  It’s the same with our little ones when they play.  Playful activities are essential to brain development.  When your child is having fun, she is stimulating the connections made between the [...]

As an adult around the Holidays, it was always so easy to experience a flood of emotions and memories.  We wished those childhood moments were all filmed so that we could look back at them, just like Clark Griswold did while stuck in the attic.  We would laugh and cry and feel warm all over [...]

Have you ever told your child that you loved her, but felt that maybe she didn’t quite get it?  It’s hard for them to understand what those words really mean….. Especially when you’ve just taken her away from her favorite BabyFirstTV show in order to get ready for bed. Nonetheless, we keep trying – if [...]

We all want our child to be the one that everybody likes – teachers, friends, family and even the nice woman passing us by in the store. We want him to be well behaved at the playground, act courteous to friends and family, and learn to be respectful of others. For a toddler, that doesn’t [...]