Urge to Help

29th Apr 2021

It was my first class after COVID quarantine and Casey’s first class in her life. Casey crawled down from her mom’s lap and moved fast across the room. She climbed up on the wooden ramp and low wooden platform. Casey […]

I want a mango!

7th Dec 2020

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 demanding something they […]

Respond rather than React

30th Jan 2020

One day in my RIE Parent-Infant Guidance class, one of the children, Lacy, brought a baby doll to her mother. The doll’s clothes had Velcro instead of buttons, to make it possible for her to undress the doll, which she […]

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 […]