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

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

Beat the Morning Blues!

Keep your baby’s travel kit organized and be ready to go at any time. Having a hard time getting out of the house in the morning? Here are some tips to keep your baby’s travel kit organized. Keep a “kit” in the bottom of your stroller with snacks, an empty cup, diapers, wipes, change of 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

Guest Post: Sonali Zoracki: Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Special Needs Too

Parents often have to devote a lot of time to meeting the needs of their child with special needs and sometimes, the needs of siblings are either put on the back burner or go unnoticed. Siblings may have a difficult time coping and may have different and conflicting feelings like worry, jealousy, anger, resentment, embarrassment, 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

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

Tips for Preserving a Relationship While Raising a Child with Special Needs

Raising a child with special needs?  Take a look at my tips for preserving the relationship with your spouse.  Tips for Preserving a Relationship While Raising a Child with Special Needs Search around this terrific site for other informative articles!