Ideas

Family and friends are coming to our home!

Young children thrive on routine and a predictable environment. Meeting new people can be stressful for some babies and toddlers, especially after one year of quarantining and not being able to practice. What can we do to ease the transition and make

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Holidays

I always thought that my family does not have holiday traditions…well turns out that’s not true – the more I think about it the more memories come to mind. I don’t think my parents or grandparents ever thought about creating […]

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I want a mango!

In our online RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ Class, we talked about different questions and concerns. How can we respond to children’s demanding attitudes? I believe that many parents will relate to the experience of 1-2 year-old children screaming and demandin

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Bad habits?

In our online RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ Class, we talked about different questions and concerns. Will our children gain a “bad” habit of demanding “sweet” food and avoiding other healthy foods? I believe this is a deeper question. Parents are

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How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Family

In our online RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ Class, we talked about preschools and what to consider when choosing the right one for your family. Things to consider when searching for preschools: 1. Approach/philosophy. Is it more play-based or academic? 2. Location. [

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Exploration

Parents sometimes ask me what I talk about in my RIE parent guidance classes. We talk about a variety of child-raising topics. Some of the topics that were popular last week include self-motivation, exploration, how our grown-up actions can affect […]

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New Baby and Toddler

The arrival of a new baby involves stress. It can be a positive kind of stress, but it is still stress. Everyone in the family gets to adjust and learn a new routine.  It can be hard for older siblings to accept […]

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“I hate you.”

I am reading the book “Pedagogy for All” by Simon Soloveichik. One of the chapters left a huge impression on me, and so I would like to share this chapter with you. Matthew and his father are sitting together in […]

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