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

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

The Parenting Dance

  Many parents go through a period where they struggle to understand what their children are telling them.   In more challenging situations, parents can have a hard time connecting with their babies.  I often suggest they try considering these times in a new framework.  Consider parenting to be a dance. Starting from the first moment you hold your infant in Read More