My child is hitting our 10 month old. I am trying to be understanding about this but he is 3 and big and I don’t want him to hurt the baby. What to do? Ahhhh, yes, sibling rivalry begins. It is tough to be the big sibling, with everyone fawning all over the baby, sigh. […]
I know this may come as a surprise to some of you, but soy products such as: soy milk, soy based formulas, soy cheese and soy yogurt, are extremely processed and should not be consumed. In addition, the soy protein isolates that are added to foods like Luna bars, Cliff bars and other packaged foods—are […]
Leaving your baby with a babysitter can make you very anxious and stressed. It is often hard to leave your baby with someone else. One question that often comes up for concerned mothers is what information to leave for a babysitter. Knowing that your sitter is prepared for any situation can make all the difference […]
What is positive discipline? Once children hit preschool age, their desire to be independent grows, and they become much more likely to test their parents limits. When this happens, parents should be very careful not to let their emotions get in the way of producing positive outcomes by using these challenging moments as teaching moments. […]
One of the most important parts of a Special Instructors’ role is to collaborate with a child’s most important people: his parents and caregivers. As educators, the primary goal is to meet your individual child’s developmental needs. We want to help them develop age appropriate play skills and meet milestones.
In order for a child to make it through the first few years of life with trying new activities and testing limits, there are bound to be bumps and bruises along the way. How does a parent know when to take care of that “boo-boo” with love and when to request a specialist? Parents routinely […]
When my family decided to move back to the New York area after almost ten years in San Francisco, one of the first decisions we made was to not live in the city itself. One of the many reasons was that the pre-school admissions scrum was not something in which we wanted to participate. So […]
Ahhh, The Epic Toddler Tantrum. It is a masterful thing. Number one, remember that it is not about you. Your child might be mad at you, but the child’s explosion is about him and his feelings, and you do not have to own those feelings as well. He is not in pain, he is PISSED. Let him be mad, you do not have to be as well.