The Great Potty Debate

When a parent comes to me for advice about potty training, I always start the conversation the same way.  Let’s consider what it takes to pee on the potty.  A child has to be aware that they need to pee, let you know, hold the pee, get to the bathroom, adjust their clothing, sit on the Read More

How Are We Going To Separate?

Separation for the first time at school can be a spectacular, and sometimes challenging, experience for grown-ups and children alike.  I find that having a plan helps immensely.  You can talk to both your child and his or her teacher about “the plan” and then follow through.  Try these tips: 1. Have Your Child Walk In To Read More

Guest Post: Stefanie Weiss

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Stefanie Weiss, a mental health counselor specializing in OCD, ANXIETY, PANDAS, ADHD and other related mental health disorders. Stefanie’s services offer parents a unique opportunity to have their children’s, and their own, needs met by individually-selected and top-rated doctors and therapists.  Stefanie guides each family through the steps of exploring Read More

What Do You Mean Sensory Issues?

Over the years I have met many children who were either overly sensitive, or not sensitive enough, to the world around them.  Today, sensory integration disorder, sensory processing disorder and sensory issues are phrases that get thrown around by educators and therapists frequently.  But for parents these words can be scary and unclear.  When we describe Read More

Dana’s Kids Will Be At The New Parents Expo on October 15 & 16, 2011

  Dana’s Kids is proud to be an exhibitor at New York Family’s New Parents Expo on October 15 & 16, 2011 at Pier 92! A grand family-friendly mega-show for new parents and parents-to-be from the New York Metropolitan area and beyond, the New Parents Expo will enable parents to discover many of the best Read More

Tips For Preparing Your Child For Nursery School

The most important way to help your child feel comfortable with the idea of beginning nursery school is to make sure you are comfortable with the idea of him or her beginning nursery school.  If you have questions or concerns call the school and speak with your child’s teacher, the director, or the school’s early Read More