A Case Against Time Out

During the month of August, I’ll be discussing positive discipline with  HAPPYFAMILY! Check out my thoughts on Time Outs http://ow.ly/cNi1l How do you handle your child when they are not listening? Keep an eye on the website for information about two upcoming events and a GIVEAWAY!

Separation Workshop 8-22-12

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or is a “seasoned” student, this workshop will teach you ways to prepare your child for separation in a new place, with new adults and peers.  You’ll learn to reflect on your child’s temperament and use that information to ease separation.  Dana will share ways Read More

How Babies Learn; Through Their Senses

  “Ugh… he puts everything in his mouth!” Have you ever used these words to describe your baby?  Read on! http://mommybites.com/col1/baby/how-babies-learn/

Guest Post: The Creator’s Workshop: Save That Box

 From the moment they are born children are creative; they experiment and create with their minds, bodies and voices.  As children grow, and develop physically and emotionally, their creativity expands and extends to expressions in play, on paper, with play-dough, etc.  The avenues are endless. Encouraging and fostering a child’s innate creativity has many benefits, Read More

Developmental Milestones and Playing With Your Baby on 7/10/12 with Big City Moms

Join me and Big City Moms for: During this lunch you’l learn about typical development and creative ways to support your baby through play. You’ll hear about developmentally appropriate ways to interact with your infant, with a focus on activities for when you’re cooped up inside on rainy days.. We’ll also disuss which baby items Read More

Children On Leashes

Today I walked down a New York City street and noticed three young children on leashes.  Sure, two were dressed up as cute little monkey backpacks with tails for the parents to hold on to, but still….they’re leashes.  After years working with toddlers, 2s and 3s, I get it.  They can have selective listening, can Read More

Setting the Stage for Potty Training Success

Take a look at my article on Big City Moms, “Setting the Stage for Potty Training Success.”  As you begin to see the signs that your child is ready for potty training, start with the three steps in this article. http://www.bigcitymoms.com/PottyTraining.php

Education Supports Parents of Children with Special Needs

  Raising children brings with it joy and hope, concern and trepidation.  As they say, there is no handbook for being a parent.  Raising a child with special needs can compound the worries and leave a parent feeling unsure of their footing.  And while I believe strongly that every family benefits from education, I know how Read More

Delays In Your Young Child’s Development

Check out my article on Mommybites about “Delays In Your Young Child’s Development.”  If you have concerns, reach out for help and support.  Early identification and intervention are critical and can have a considerable effect on your child’s development. http://mommybites.com/col2/nanny/help-your-young-childs-development/