No-Cry Separation Anxiety

The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution

100,000 Hours with Your Child

100,000 Hours with Your Child

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.

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Q&A with Elizabeth: Sandboxes and Swimming Pools

Q&A with Elizabeth: Sandboxes and Swimming Pools

We’re going to a vacation at a home with a pool. To keep her safe, should we have our 3-year-old take swimming lessons before we go? ~ Kristin, mother to 3-year-old Rachel

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Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: Changing to the No Stay Option

Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: Changing to the No Stay Option

Over the last couple of weeks we have talked about why a child needs you there as well as a path to deciding if you should stay or not stay to help your child fall asleep. For those that have decided that the “no stay” option is best for their family may need a bit of extra help. Changing to the no stay option is not impossible and here is how to do it!

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Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: A Path to Restful Nights

Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: A Path to Restful Nights

Last week we talked about the “why” our children often need a parent’s help to fall asleep. Before we proceed with the solutions, remember your thoughts about what exactly bothers you about having to stay with your child until the sandman arrives.

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What Is Separation Anxiety?

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Separation anxiety is a normal and important developmental adaptation of a child’s emotional and mental growth. It does not have a particular “cause.”

Nothing you have done has “made” your child develop separation anxiety.

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Encourage Baby’s Learning Process

Encourage Baby’s Learning Process

Babies understand more than you think! You little one may not be able to talk, but he has the use of five amazing senses and a rapidly forming brain to process all the input that surrounds him. From birth, babies are built to absorb information, and they do so at an incredible pace. Just witness the astonishing leap that occurs from a newborn baby to an inquisitive, creative, chatterbox two-year-old!

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