Baby Sleep Basics: Newborn Sleep

Sleep: yours, your partner’s, the baby’s….where do we begin?   Society would have us focus on the babies and the correct way to “train” them to sleep well.  But wading through the conflicting information (which all seems to be supported by research) in your state of exhaustion only adds to the confusion. That’s why this rant about… Read More

Helping Children Adjust To A New Sibling

Having siblings is wonderful and a special relationship like no other. Of course parents want to support close and caring relationships between our children. You can see from the excitement and adoration many children show when a new child arrives, that great love and closeness are possible and natural. At the same time, having a… Read More

4 Playful Tools to Reduce Sibling Rivalry

If your family is stressed by sibling rivalry, there is hope! Games which bring siblings together as a team to defeat their parents (all in good fun) are good for sibling relationships! You play the role of the less smart and capable, less powerful one, the one the kids can laugh at together and team up… Read More

Helping Children with Agression

3 Things Children Need Us To Know When They Hit Or Bite

1.  Children Who Hit or Bite Have Lost Their Sense of Connection After young children pass through the stage of hitting experimentally, which is a stage that passes early on, if they show aggressive behavior, they need your help. It might not be obvious from the outside, but when children hit or bite others, they… Read More

Cup of coffe with Facebook "like"

Top Ten Posts On My Facebook Page In 2016

It’s fun to look back over my Facebook business page posts from last year to see which ones you parents liked the best, based on the number of views. Have you seen them all? Looking at these posts as a group, they affirm what I already know about you: you care deeply about being the best… Read More

Mother and child playing in snow for Special Time

The Gift Of Special Time

“Special Time” is one of the listening tools that I teach to parents. I have used it myself as a parent for over 15 years, and it has been a gift to everyone in our family. It helps us recover from our rough patches and makes the good times even sweeter. So, in the spirit of… Read More