Tips for Moms (and Dads) to Make Time for Themselves

Tips for Moms (and Dads) to Make Time for Themselves

As parents, many of us have already heard, perhaps repeatedly, how important it is that we take good care of ourselves – that we love ourselves – so that we are able to raise our children with care, love, and patience, and set a good example of believing in one’s own...
Language Development from Infancy- Age 3

Language Development from Infancy- Age 3

It is quite natural for us parents to compare our child with the other children in a group setting. For example, as a parent of a baby, you may hear your son producing lovely consonant sounds (ma-da-ba-pa) while changing his diaper. Then in your TLC class, you may...
Screen Use & Young Children: New Guidelines from AAP

Screen Use & Young Children: New Guidelines from AAP

Thankfully, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has finally changed its policy on screen use for young children. As many of us know, the AAP strongly encouraged NO screen use for children under the age of two and limited use for slightly older children. Now...
The Identity Shift in Early Parenthood

The Identity Shift in Early Parenthood

Back to work — or not?  Or, more accurately, return or not to paid employment, because this parenting business is likely some of the hardest work any of you have ever done.  The calculus can prove surprisingly complex.  It can be a shock to discover just how...
What is “Positive Parenting,” Anyway?

What is “Positive Parenting,” Anyway?

Positive parenting — sometimes called positive discipline, gentle guidance, or loving guidance — is simply guidance that keeps our kids on the right path, offered in a positive way that resists any temptation to be punitive. Studies show that’s what...
Which Parent Feeding Style Do You Have?

Which Parent Feeding Style Do You Have?

How do you handle the issues about eating that can arise as your child becomes more and more independent? Authors Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen begin their new book, Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, by...