As an early-intervention speech therapist, one of the most important aspects of my job is teaching parents tools they can use to support language skills at home. Sometimes parents feel nervous imitating the strategies I use, or are unsure that they can carryover these approaches effectively when therapy is over.
Carson pulled Abbey’s hair again… And now the baby is screaming because the toddler took her toy. Does this sound like a day in your life? Or maybe it’s just the antics that take place as you’re waiting in the school drop-off line.
It can be TOUGH – especially when you have to be somewhere – to let kids DO on their own, but making the time for accomplishments in independence is so important. Kids learn by doing, they gain self-esteem by doing, and they become problem solvers by doing.
We live in a time where a lot of us drive almost everywhere: to the store, to school, to activities, to Grandma’s house. Keeping kids, and the whole family, safe in and around cars is essential.
Love it or hate it, winter rolls around every year. For families who live in colder climates, it brings with it several things that can adversely affect the wellness of you or your children. Keeping the following advice in mind and taking preventative steps will help ensure your family spends the wintertime in good health.
As you care for your newborn, you begin to recognize what their cries mean. You develop a sense for when the baby is sleepy, hungry, gassy, sick or in need of a new diaper. But sometimes you can’t console them, no matter how much you try.
Bath time can be a fun way for babies and parents to spend time together, but it can also quickly turn into a parent’s worst nightmare if safety precautions are not taken. It can be easy for your baby to drown or have their skin scalded by hot water if you aren’t careful with the bath.
I am often asked about proper holiday season “nanny etiquette” Do we give her a gift? What do we give? Should we include her in our family’s holiday celebrations?