One minute you’re playing beautifully with your toddler. You are stacking and toppling blocks together. Then, the next minute: Whack! You get socked in the arm. A little stunned, you think, “Surely, that was just an accident. There’s no way my darling daughter would hit me ON PURPOSE.” But then it happens again—and this time […]
Do you remember having nightmares as a child? If so, you might recall how real they felt to you, how hard it was to fall back asleep after a particularly scary dream, and how wonderfully comforting snuggles from mom or dad were during those late nights.
As a parent, it can be startling to hear your […]
At some point, your infant’s reasonable cries for help—whether it be for food, warmth, or snuggles—will turn into requests for everything from cookies (right now!) to red socks (not the blue ones!). Some of it will seem unreasonable (to you at least), and you may be met with a lot of whining.
A toddler’s “big” feelings […]
There’s nothing like having a mobile infant rolling, crawling, or toddling around to alert you to all the potential dangers in your home. Suddenly, every table, houseplant, bookshelf, and Lego piece can seem like an accident waiting to happen. But with some advance planning and safety measures in place, your home can be a secure […]