October 2011

All They Need Is Play

October 27, 2011

“Free play,” as scientists call it, is critical for becoming socially adept, coping with stress and building cognitive skills such as problem solving. Angelina writes: “I have been reading your blog articles as well as following on Facebook. I wish that I knew about your classes when my almost 2 year old was a baby! I […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Is this good for babies?

October 19, 2011

    For your consideration and discussion:   “We are conducting the world’s greatest experiment in real time on our children,’’ said Liz Perle, editor in chief at Common Sense Media, a San Francisco nonprofit group that helps parents manage media and technology.

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Falling- A Lesson In Friendship, Forgiveness, and Moving On

October 13, 2011

He isn’t a baby anymore. He’s growing in leaps and bounds, and scaling new heights every day, in every way. As his world grows larger and he begins to play with other children besides his sister (who has been the world to him up to now), both the physical and the emotional challenges he faces are […]

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Stop! 5 Easy Steps To Effective Limit Setting With Toddlers

October 11, 2011

Structure, expectations, predictability- all add up to responsibly raising and loving our children. The freedom we all feel deep within ourselves comes once we understand where we stand in the scheme of things.” Magda Gerber From my mailbox: “I am 23 years old and have a 3 year old daughter and a 3 month old […]

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The Secret To Turning A Toddler’s “No!” Into A “Yes!”

October 4, 2011

 Toddlers may not be able to say many words, but they can sure let us know how they feel about all those people who keep telling them what to do. “No!” “Not now! “Go Away!”  (From 1, 2, 3…. The Toddler Years: A Practical Guide for Parents & Caregivers)  The Central Coast  Early Care and […]

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