elevating child care

No Angry Kids – Fostering Emotional Literacy In Our Children

“Remember, crying is a baby’s language – it is a way to express pain, anger, and sadness. Acknowledge the emotions your baby is expressing. Let him know he has communicated.” – Magda Gerber, Dear Parent – Caring For Infants With Respect In the beginning, fostering healthy emotional development for our children means listening and trying to decipher our babies’ cries rather than immediately suppressing...

Parenting a Healthier Generation

The most common similarity among the many parents I engage with is a heightened awareness about parenting, especially the hour-by-hour cause and effect of our interactions with infants and toddlers. If the wonderful success stories I’ve heard are any indication, it’s clear to me that informed, thoughtful child care practices pay off.   My own experience as a parent has been one of constantly marveling at my...

Parenting Secrets That End Power Struggles

I’m privileged to receive a steady stream of questions from parents about various issues (and regret not being able to answer them all). The most common dilemma by far is discipline. Loving, thoughtful parents simply want to know how to give their kids healthy limits and boundaries, but this area of parenting is fraught with confusion, emotions and misunderstanding. Successful guidance provides children the safety...

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