Just like teaching children their letters and numbers, children can be taught to play with friends, express emotions in safe ways, understand emotions in others and solve problems.
Tener peques en la familia sin duda trae gozo y realización a nuestras vidas. Desafortunadamente, al mismo tiempo en que la familia crece, nuestras cuentas bancarias disminuyen. Mientras tus peques crecen, nuevos gastos se avecinan: inscripciones para actividades deportivas, clases extraescolares, tecnología, útiles escolares, campamentos de verano y ropa para un rápido y constante crecimiento. […]
A new sibling means some major changes for your toddler. From the toddler’s perspective, once the ruler of the roost, they now have to share you with a tiny, crying, pooping machine. Not fair, right?! You may have heard that it’s going to be a bumpy road as you adjust to your newest addition, but […]
Allison and Jake Weatherly share their experiences in Parenting Now!’s Incredible INFANTs, Wonderful ONEs and Terrific TWOs. If you are interested in joining a group or want to learn more, click here. Our son Connor was barely a month old when we started our first group at Parenting Now! 10-years ago. We really wanted to […]
Children are born negotiators. They learn early on that with a little persistence (and pestering) they can eventually wear down their parent’s resolve. “Pester Power” is the power children have to repeatedly make requests until their parents give them what they want. Whether it’s cake for breakfast or wanting to go to a friend’s house, […]
It was, truly, a race against time. Months earlier, on the heels of his diagnosis, I received a clear, persistent and urgent message: “You won’t get it back,” they cautioned. “Take the time — tell him what he means to you, share your fondest memories, do it now.” I nodded. I agreed. But I couldn’t do it.
The phrase “Helicopter Parent” gets thrown around a lot these days. It’s used to describe parents who overprotect their children from risk or failure, whether it’s physical or emotional. Most of us are not as extreme as “Helicopter Parents,” but we want to protect our children. Allowing our children to take risks can be challenging […]
Spend just a few minutes playing with a toddler and it becomes clear that their imaginations are capable of taking them to wonderful places and on amazing adventures. The downside to their busy brains? They don’t come with an “off” switch. At around age 3, the fear of imaginary creatures (such as monsters or shadows […]
Let’s be honest: Most of us don’t waltz into parenthood knowing what we’re doing. We seek guidance from family, peers, and pediatricians, but even then, parenting is still often a learn-as-you-go process, which is why we make mistakes and fall into parenting traps. The good news is that when it comes to parenting there is […]
As parents, we invest a lot of time and attention in our baby’s language development. We sing songs, read board books, make extra effort to point out what things are called and to describe what we are doing throughout our day—even if it’s only folding laundry. And we delight in their accomplishments: first word, first […]