Preparing Your Young Child For A New Sibling

Preparing Your Young Child for a New Sibling Tips for Helping Your Child Transition From “Only” to “Older Sibling” Parents consider many factors when deciding whether to have a second or third child.  Or for that matter a fourth or fifth.  Money, time, support, space…patience!  The right number of children is the number both parents Read More

Setting The Stage for Potty Training Success

What makes for potty training success?  Following your child’s lead! Generally, we see the signs that a child is ready between 2 and 4 years of age.  As you begin to recognize that your child is ready for potty training, it’s time to set the stage.  How do you do that?  Follow these three steps. Read More

Positive Sibling Relationships

Raising young siblings shouldn’t just be about dealing with rivalry after it appears.  Instead try these 5 tips for fostering healthy, positive relationships between your young children that can extend to their relationships outside of the home as well. 1-    Honor Children’s Uniqueness– Children want to be recognized as individuals.  By celebrating the things that Read More

Siblings: Navigating Rivalry and Encouraging Positive Relationships Workshop 6-3-14 with Seleni Institute

Siblings: Navigating Rivalry and Encouraging Positive Relationships  $50, Tuesday, June 3, 6:00-7:30pm *This workshop will be live streamed. Register In this workshop with Dana Rosenbloom, M.S. Ed., parents will consider areas for reflection and strategies to use immediately when supporting young siblings. You’ll think about children’s roles in the family, labeling, and the concept of “fair but Read More

6 Ways Parents Can Respect Young Children on WhatToExpect.Com

Check out my article on  to learn how you can teach your children respect, by showing it to them first.

Converting Your Small Space for Baby #2

Is baby #2 on the way? Here are some tips for creating functional sibling spaces. New York City is an amazing place to raise kids, but any city parent will tell you that space becomes a concern at one point or another. One of the most common concerns I hear as a consultant and city mommy of Read More

Make Learning Less of a Strain and More of a Hoot

Make Learning Less of a Strain and More of a Hoot By Kelsey Fox Bennett, M.Ed. Our eyes, ears, neck and shoulders all work together for us to see, hear, and move appropriately to take in any information from the outside world. Especially when we are under stress, one or more of these can lag Read More