The Power of slowing down!

27th Nov 2019

I have the best parents in my classes. Maybe I am biased, but I really do feel that I have the best parents and their children are lucky. However, they do not always have a smooth path. A few days […]

Ruined holiday

6th Nov 2019

Have you ever felt that your holiday was ruined and that you would remember it as the worst day ever? Can you do anything to change that? I would love to share a story from one of my veteran RIE moms […]

Throwing Food

17th Oct 2019

In one week, five families asked me the same question: what should we do when our child throws food? Children between the ages of 12 mos and 36 mos will almost certainly try throwing food one point or another. The […]

Distraction, Redirection or Suggestion

16th Aug 2019

Recently a parent asked me how I would differentiate between these concepts. And when it is ok to suggest another idea to the child, and when instead we should wait longer. By observing how children play and problem solve in […]

To Punish or Not to Punish?

8th Aug 2019

“Yesterday, for the first time I spanked my daughter! Horror!  I still get goose bumps thinking about the incident. At the same time, I was calming my mother down, offering her my calmness even though I was boiling inside.  Let […]

The Value of Acknowledgement and Active Listening

27th Jul 2019

After one of my presentations, one mother asked me why we should use active listening when our children might not change their mind and still do what they do. Well I came up with many reasons for the value of […]

Independent play

6th Jun 2019

One of the parents in my RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ Class shared with me a story about how minimal restructuring of the home environment helped her gain an opportunity to do some work during the day and supported her daughter’s independent […]

Visiting the Dentist

24th May 2019

Ugh, this week I’m due to visit my dentist.  How many of us look forward to visiting a dentist?  . Visiting a dentist can be a stressful event for children as well as adults. As I try to think about […]

Something about the word “favorite”

28th Sep 2018

Something about the word “favorite” makes me feel uneasy. Many children’s activity books ask about their favorite color, favorite animal, favorite food.    Does it mean I have to choose one color? Do I absolutely have to pick a favorite […]

Pumpkins

17th Sep 2018

#3 Project: Pumpkins Typically, I am not a big fan of holiday-themed projects. I will tell you why: Holiday projects are usually product-oriented A large portion of the creations are done by grown-ups Children have little room for creativity Despite […]