When a parent describes her child as "shy," I usually ask, "So what were you like when you were growing up." 99% of the time, the parent, almost sheepishly, describes herself or the child's father as having been some form shy (painfully shy, horribly shy, debilitatingly shy,.... read more
Every few years we read yet another study confirming how important it is to eat dinner together as a family as often as you can. It renews connections; it enlivens verbal and communication skills; it makes a happy home. But no one -- repeat, no one -- is happy when food is.... read more
The reasons to adore the preschool years are innumerable. These little ones, with their minds on fire and their bounding bodies, never fail to amaze us. Sure, they confound us a bit too, but they always amaze -- and delight -- us. This month in Being Savvy we are going to .... read more
Nothing upsets the social order of things like a big move -- the house is all in boxes, toys can't be found, parents are losing their minds, and your little one is trying desperately to make sense of it all. Remember: these children are still in the midst of or at least cl.... read more
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