Mommy is Busy

3rd Jan 2016

  “As soon as I’m on a phone call, my child seems to have a melt-down”  “I need 5 minutes to respond to an emergency email and I can’t,my toddler seems to need me every moment of the day” In […]

Should You Engage Your Child’s Imaginary Friend?

27th Dec 2015

As a child, I had an imaginary friend who I named Nevedimka (“Invisible”). She was a great support for me in challenging situations, possesing qualities I believed I lacked. However, I sensed that my parents were uncomfortable with me having […]

Limit Setting (Hitting)

6th Nov 2015

How do we decide what the limits are? What words do we use? How can we enforce them? Will it be the same at different ages? Susie shared she felt confident with her 7 month old exploring and interacting with […]

Yeah – Siblings

29th Oct 2015

Siblings can be wonderful additions to any family, but to a toddler, they may not be a welcoming site. As wonderful as it is to have a sister or brother, it can also be challenging. One of the mom’s in […]

Saying No or Saying I Hear YOU!

24th Oct 2015

How many times a day do you have a situation in your family when you feel like you need to set a limit? In a recent parenting class, one of our 18 month old children discovered the electrical plug we […]

“I see you are Interested!”

6th Oct 2015

Limit setting and discipline are two topics that are often brought up by parents during our parenting class discussions. . Today in class we had a great opportunity to see how we can be respectful and kind and help children […]

Ivan, Mark and the Мaze

31st Mar 2015

For young children, low-intensity parallel play can quickly escalate into a high-intensity exchange. When they feel overwhelmed they begin to struggle with regulating their emotional and behavioral responses. We view these conflicts as tremendous learning opportunities where an adult can […]

First Day in Preschool

23rd Mar 2015

  Have you decided that it is time for your little one to attend preschool? Are you ready to become acquainted with new friends, fun activities and wonderful teachers? Are you a little bit anxious about saying goodbye to your […]

Playdates

7th Mar 2015

Playdates can be a great opportunity for our children to socialize. We attend play dates hoping it will be fun for our child as well as for us while we socialize. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some play […]

Healthy Habits –Trying New Foods

11th Jan 2015

Our Parenting Place is excited to share its latest collaboration with Endorphinzzz Founder, Irina Shulkin, Health Coach and Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner. Irina advocates and promotes Healthy lifestyles and helps children gain new healthy eating habits the FUN way – […]