Toddler Testing: Problem or Opportunity?

October 8, 2013

“Go slowly and with great patience.” Magda Gerber Emma writes: “I really struggle with a particular issue at meal times with my 11 month old son. He is awesome with washing hands, but pulls away, pulls at the cloth, and tries with all his might to throw it on the floor when I wipe his […]

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Understanding Your Toddler- Why She Does the Things She Does

March 20, 2012

  Alice Callahan, of Science of Mom, shared my post What To Say Instead Of No, on her facebook page last week, which led her to observe she often says “no” to her daughter, not in an angry way, but in a sad way. This led to a conversation that gave us a fascinating peek […]

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Ouch! Baby Bites While Nursing

April 5, 2011

I had a question today from a young Mom asking if I could guide her to some information about gentle and effective ways to respond to her baby who has started biting while breastfeeding. Kathy first posed her question on a discussion board, which led to a lively discussion with conflicting opinions about what she […]

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Lunch With A Toddler

May 15, 2008

S. is not interested in eating her lunch today. Instead she is very interested in pulling her socks off and placing them on her hands. “Look Lisa, I have sock puppets on my hands !” Yes, she does indeed have sock puppets on her hands. As I’m about to remind her that it’s time to […]

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