Tips for Helping Young Children Cope With Separation and Divorce

Check out my article for Mommybites: “Tips for Helping Young Children Cope With Separation and Divorce” Divorce and separation, no matter how amicable the situation, is challenging for everyone involved. It can be particularly so for children, given the number of major changes that will occur in that child’s life.  (For the full article: http://mommybites.com/col1/preschool/tips-for-helping-young-children-cope-with-separation-and-divorce/)

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

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

“Separation at Camp (and Beyond)” Workshop on 6/6/12 at TLB Music

Join me and TLB Music for “Separation at Camp (and Beyond)” Whether your child is starting camp (or school) for the first time or is a “seasoned” camper, 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 Read More

Review: Building Self-Control, The American Way

Last Sunday the NY Times published an opinion piece in response to this past years’ focus on international parenting techniques.  The unifying factor of many of these practices is helping children learn self-control and self-discipline.  Throughout my blog posts and workshops you will find  that I repeatedly emphasize the important of positive discipline that leads Read More

Showing Emotions to Children

I recently wrote about how aware children are of what their parents are communicating through language and behavior. This is true both after extreme events and during the typical day. When a parent is anxious during separation at school, the child knows. When a grownup holds the child’s hand just a little bit tighter while Read More