elevating child care

Creativity is Not Correct

I overheard an exchange at Starbucks the other day between a mother and daughter. Most would probably consider it innocuous, but it struck me as an example of a commonly missed opportunity to connect with a child: “Do you know what ‘art’ starts with?” asked the mom. “A!” the girl triumphantly announced after a moment. “Right. And then what letter comes next in ‘a-r-r-r-t’”? The girl immediately...

I Think I Know Why You’re Yelling

“I find that I become one of two moms when my children are upset. I’m either Mary Poppins — kind, loving, patient — or I’m completely intolerant and prone to yelling and screaming.” –Concerned Mom If you’re yelling at your kids, you’re not alone. Yelling seems to have become something of a parenting epidemic. Some are even calling it “the new spanking”. Why are so many dedicated,...

Baby Talk – Don’t Miss The Magic

Tell me I don’t have the best job! Each week I’m inspired by delightful interactions between babies as young as 3 months old during my Parent and Infant Classes. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, they show me something new.  This was a first for me: a 4-month-old boy perfectly echoing his enamored friend’s “hello” (at the end of the video). We’ll unfortunately never know for sure what’s going on...

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