There are almost too many aspects of socialization in a young child's life to count. Sitting in a chair at dinner, sitting in a circle for story time. Using your inside voice, keeping your hands to yourself. Finding words, especially at the times when emotions are most overwhe.... read more
Siblings. They're the best... and the worst! When they're getting along, life is good, the household hums along, and it feels like all is right with the world. (Or at least a great many things are right.) But when sibs are on the outs, everyone suffers. Oh, how we suffer!W.... read more
The words "cooperation" and "siblings" don't always go together. Earlier this week, we talked about the thornier side of sibling relationships. Now we are going to share some ideas to get your kids onto the same team, working together. As adults, we know that two heads (or thr.... read more
Has mid-February cabin-fever set in at your house yet? We've had a bad case for a couple of weeks here, with no sign of it letting up (nor the bad weather, for that matter). The main symptom is always the same: sibling bickering!Sibling bickering comes and goes. Often .... read more
There are parenting books we need in order to get through defined moments of child development, like sleep training a baby or potty training a toddler. We cling to those books in our time of need, but when the moment has passed, we are more than happy to hand them down to a n.... read more
As parents, we get a big kick out of coming up with activities, books and toys that are perfectly suited to our child's age and precise moment of development. Ideas that can help us build their confidence, but also stretch their minds and give them that "aha!" feeling of havin.... read more
Our toddlers and preschoolers are the bravest souls we know. Social challenge after social challenge comes their way - learning to walk and talk, to make friends and go to school, practice table manners, and on and on. As if that all weren't just plenty to deal with, as soon a.... read more
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