By the time your child is 4 years old they should be able to wash and dry their hands on their own. Younger children will need help, and sometimes older children might need assistance and/or supervision. But even adults don’t … Read more >>
Communication is comprised of both expressive and receptive language skills. Receptive skills are what we hear and understand. Expressive language is vocabulary, usage (grammar) and articulation (how words sound when we pronounce them).… Read more >>
Do infants need to socialize?
Many parents I work with wonder how important it is to socialize their infants—spending time with other children the same age–to develop social skills.
Parents are usually surprised when I tell them that cooperative play … Read more >>
Parents want the best for their children.
Many turn to “learning apps” that their children can “play” on phones, pads and computers. But, most parents might be dismayed to find out that 95% of apps marketed to children contain at … Read more >>
What is trust? As parents, how can we teach our children to be trustworthy? Trust is difficult to understand for most adults, and even harder to teach kids.
Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, recommends … Read more >>
As rainy days (eventually) turn into sunny days, we spend more time outside. Which is wonderful–but we don’t often think about sunscreen until the hot days of summer.
Just a few serious sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer … Read more >>