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OPINION: The Positive Parenting in Baby Led Weaning

May 2, 2015



This is a new series of Opinion entries which will be different from the research based articles I usually post. When my son turned 6 months like all parent we began looking into how to introduce solid foods to him. Like most people I knew about starting with fruit and vegetable purees and had already […]

Choosing Childcare for your Little One

May 18, 2014



Choosing a childcare center for your child is a big and exciting step. It can also be a daunting one for a lot of parents as they leave their child for the first time. Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time care it’s important to start your search early as most daycares have limited space […]

Limit Screen Time By Jane Nelsen of Positive Discipline

April 29, 2014



I recently gave a new workshop on using media with young children. Naturally I was very happy to get this post from Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen in my email this morning titled Limit Screen Time. The article has some great tips AND apparently a NEW book out on using screens responsibly with young children!  You […]

4 Tips to an Enjoyable Day Out with your Toddler

January 19, 2014



Do you feel like you’re going out less since you had the baby? Going to out to dinner or shopping with your toddler can often feel more like a battle than a relaxing night out. The good news is that with a bit of planning and compromise you can still enjoy nice outings and dinners […]

Supporting the Shy Child

January 4, 2014


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Children have individual and unique temperaments which are apparent from birth. Some children are fussy while others are calm. Some hate new situations while others don’t mind being the center of attention. Each child is different and no matter how difficult you may think your child is sometimes he is special and has qualities that […]

Thumb Sucking and Young Children

December 15, 2013



It is quite normal for most young children suck their thumb or use a pacifier. But when is it too much and how can we help our kids to stop this habit? When does thumb-sucking start and stop? Sucking is a normal reflex for young children. At 10 weeks your baby has already begun thumb […]