What is a napping strike? It’s those times when your baby resists napping for a while, even though he still needs naps every day. Nap strikes can last for a few days or a few weeks, and then your little one will suddenly start napping again.Read More
The biggest problem that parents of picky eaters face is the perpetuation of the myth that children should want to eat healthy, well-rounded meals every day, that they should eat vegetables with gusto, hate junk food and turn down sweets and treats in favor of fresh fruit.Read More
Many parents get the idea that potty training is a complicated, difficult undertaking, and can’t possibly be done with ease. I have good news! Potty training can be simple, pleasant, and yes, even fun. The first step is to know the facts.Read More
Raising children requires that you act like a grown-up. That means you must tell your kids no when they want to hear yes, you must tell them stop when they want to go.
You have to impose rules about homework before playtime, dinner before dessert, and “No, you can’t stay out until midnight.”Read More
Do your think that your child is shy? Maybe . . . but maybe not. The actions we perceive as shyness are sometimes a sign of something entirely different.
Some children are slow to open up and they need more time to warm up to a group or a new peer. Some kids just don’t have enough practice in social situations to feel comfortable. Some are tentative about all new situations. And some are, yes, shy.Read More
If you decide to have your child sleep with you, either for naps or at nighttime, and you’ve found how to make co-sleeping work with your family, it’s important to follow these safety guidelines.Read More
From the time your baby is born until she leaves home for college or wherever the future leads, the two of you may have over 100,000 hours together. It would be absolutely impossible, unnecessary, and unhelpful to spend all of those hours as your child’s personal Sesame Street Live. Your time with your child should be balanced between focused, engaged together-time with some “we’re in the same room, and we’re both doing our own thing” time.Read More