"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead We live in a unique time in history. It is one rich with strife and angst, but also opportunity, joy, and creativity. It .... read more
Excerpted from Positive Discipline: The First Three YearsBecause all children (and all parents) are unique individuals, there are usually several non-punitive solutions to any problem. Some of the parents we meet at lectures and parenting classes don't immediately understand o.... read more
A playdate is a glorious thing. You put out some pirate's booty and apple slices, and your child is occupied until the playdate is over. The kids have a great time, and you get a moment to complete a thought or task or eat some of the kids' candy while they're not looking. The.... read more
Everyone will tell you: when you have kids, you'll make new friends. Kids come with a seemingly unending calendar filled with events such as school, extracurricular activities, birthday parties and more. But the first encounter most mothers have with the mommy contingent comes.... read more
Raising children, as anyone who's been crazy or ordinary enough to try it will attest, can be awesomely, amazingly difficult work. Rewarding, yes, and worth it, yes, but also, at times, trying in ways that are almost impossible to articulate. Which is why seeking the company.... read more
We all prepare so well for the arrival of a new baby. We stock up on onesies, diapers, adorable tiny socks, sweaters and hats; we select the perfect crib, stroller, carrier, etc.; we read books about baby care; we line up a pediatrician and…we think we’re just about ready..... read more
We feel wind every day, but do you really know what it is or how it is caused? Wind is air whose movement is caused by the sun. When the Earth spins on its axis, its tilt causes the sun to hit parts of the globe providing direct sunlight while other parts of the Earth rece.... read more
Warning: Sharing the following information with your child may result in you hearing the following excuse an awful lot: "But my brain made me do it!"Kids come up with the greatest questions. They are naturally curious and want to know how the world around them works. They may .... read more
Some of the questions our preschoolers come up with are harder to answer than others. We think of ourselves as knowing quite a lot, we adults. We’ve been hanging around this world for a few decades, and fancy that we understand how many, if not most, things work.Then along.... read more
You know that family meals are important, and the research backs up what you know. Adults who have regular meals eat better, are healthier and are slimmer. Children and adolescents who have regular family meals do better nutritionally, socially, emotionally, academically and .... read more
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