Monthly Archives: August 2013

Love to the Power of 2

By |August 21st, 2013|

Life with twins is crazy. It is also completely amazing, challenging, hilarious, and by far the hardest job I’ve ever had! I’m sitting here listening to the girls chatter each other to sleep… wait, strike that, now they are both wailing. Such is the way with twin 2-year-olds.

If I had a dime for every time […]

Bonding with Your Baby

By |August 19th, 2013|

People say you fall in love with your baby in an instant.  And for some parents this is true.  But bonding, or the intense attachment that happens between a baby and his caregivers, can develop in all different ways.  However it comes to you and your baby, it is important that it does happen.

Bonding has […]

Technology and Teens

By |August 19th, 2013|

A few days ago, a young person I know said to me, “I’ve been wondering, how did everybody survive before cell phones, back in the day?” After mentally thanking her for not saying “in olden times,” I told her about the not-so-recent past when we made plans ahead of time and stuck to them, carried […]

How Adults Can Lessen “Toxic Stress” in Kids

By |August 8th, 2013|

Almost one in four children live in poverty in America, according to a recently published report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The long-term consequences of childhood poverty are bleak to say the least, but the report has a clear-cut policy recommendation to address this issue: invest in interventions that focus on early childhood development.
This […]

Self-Control, Self-Regulation, and Executive Function

By |August 8th, 2013|

A very fun video brought to you by a very distinguished, much-loved instructor.The skills that our friend the Cookie Monster demonstrates are critical to school readiness and success in school and beyond. Commonly referred to as self-control, self-regulation and executive function, these skills include things such as planning, strategizing, organizing, setting goals, being able to […]

Helping Children With Transitions

By |August 7th, 2013|

What do young children in child care and other programs spend most of their time doing during waking hours? It may surprise you to know that most of their time is spent moving from one activity to another. In fact, the expenditure of time spent moving from one activity to another is pretty typical whether […]