6 Ways Parents Can Respect Young Children on WhatToExpect.Com

Check out my article on WhatToExpect.com  to learn how you can teach your children respect, by showing it to them first. http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/family-life/6-ways-parents-can-respect-young-children.aspx

How Your Child’s Temperament (And Your Own) Affects Your Parenting Style

Within the first few days of a child’s life, many parents will describe them as calm, easy going, demanding, or high strung.  Each child is born with a temperament that influences the way they react to the world around them.  That being said, it is important for parents to remember that temperament is not static.  Read More

My Favorite Things: Reflection

It seems like such a simple concept, but as we all get caught up in our busy lives, we often forget.  We forget how spending just a little bit of time considering ourselves and our families, thinking about our family culture and it’s individual members, can help improve our relationships with each other.  During every session 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

Effective Parenting Begins With Consistency

Effective parenting can be challenging…but it can be done.  One key to success is being consistent in your discipline and limit setting.  Positive discipline and limit setting looks different for each family.  Your child’s needs may not be the same as your friend’s child.  Developmentally, the needs of a two year old will differ from Read More

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

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