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 >>
Children as young as a couple months old show beginning signs of purposeful hand-eye coordination. Hand-eye coordination is the combined control of eye and hand movements—seeing something and reaching for it. It’s using visual input to guide the hand.
Without … Read more >>
I teach a stress management workshop to teenagers as part of my job as Child & Teen Services Manager with Parent Trust. Each year I go into the health classes at a variety of high schools and spend 90 minutes … Read more >>