setting limits

Is Tummy Time Important For My Baby? (My Final Answer!)

January 4, 2014

      “Is Tummy Time important for my baby?” (Read more here: No Tummy Time Necessary, and here: Tummy Time Baby’s Way.) The above video is courtesy of Kids In The House, which is a (still) new web site that was launched in April 2013, and is a tremendously valuable FREE resource for parents. The site’s creator, Leana […]

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Does Your Toddler’s Desire to Climb Make YOU Want to Climb The Walls?

June 18, 2012

“Help! My toddler has discovered climbing and tries to climb everything — chairs, tables, gates, bookcases. I am constantly telling him no and pulling him down from things. When we’re at someone else’s house it’s hard to enjoy myself because I’m always chasing him. What can I do to get him to stop? Or is climbing […]

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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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What To Say Instead Of “NO!” – Six Ways To Gain Your Child’s Co-operation

November 5, 2011

    Did you know? The average one year old hears the word “no” an unbelievable 400 times a day! The problem with the word “No” is this: when it’s used too often, toddlers tend to tune it out after awhile.”No” alone doesn’t help your toddler learn what to do instead. Also, saying “No!” in […]

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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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Let’s Talk

August 7, 2008

  Update 5/27/2012: This post  is the sixth in a series that I wrote on gentle, effective ways to discipline young children. This one focuses on the importance of talking honestly with toddlers using clear, direct language. Many suggestions are included for how to talk with toddlers in ways that will support them in being […]

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