Brooklyn: Totally Toddler: Toddler Develoment Q & A with Mommybites 10/2/12

(Brooklyn) Totally Toddler — A Toddler Development Q and A   Chances are that if you have a toddler at home, you are dealing with one or several of the following: discipline issues potty training transitioning from a crib to a bed transitioning to being an older sibling getting up at night or taking forever Read More

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/

Working With An Early Intervention Special Instructor

Is your child working with an Early Intervention Special Instructor (or other therapist)?  Want to learn how to maximize your relationship with that person to benefit your child? Take a look at my article for Mommybites: “Working With An Early Intervention Special Instructor” An Early Intervention Special Instructor (SI) is a teacher who specializes in 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

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/

Dana’s Kids Will Be At The 2012 Mommybites Summit on May 2, 2012!

Please join me at the Mommybites Summit at The New Yorker Hotel on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM for an evening of learning, socializing, & shopping. Enjoy wine, cocktails (& mocktails), delicious food, meet other moms, win incredible prizes, check out must-have parenting products & services and take home fabulous goody bags! Hear from Read More

The Value of A Flexible Routine

Check out my article on Mommybites about “The Value of A Flexible Routine.”  Use what you know about your child to create a routine that meets their (and your) needs, as well as teaching them to manage change. http://mommybites.com/col2/nanny/the-value-of-a-flexible-routine/

Guest Post: Twinsplicity

  When my husband and I were dating we went on a cruise to Mexico.  On the ship, we met an amazing couple from Canada who had twin boys.  Halfway through the trip, my husband told me he would do anything to have twins.  At the time, being 22 years old and just dating, I Read More