Making Necklaces

12th Jul 2018

One of my classes for toddlers is always busy and fun. We play and dig in the sand, paint with utensils and golf balls, and smash and roll play-dough. . One day, one of the girls, Hazel, was interested in a […]

“That’s not a toy!”

3rd Apr 2017

We had a very interesting discussion in one of my RIE Parent-Infant Guidance classes. A parent asked if we agree with the following statement that Jill Getto Lee once introduced in her class: “If you plan to take back an item […]

One Diaper Change

31st May 2016

Often society sees diaper change as a necessary chore that must be accomplished many times a day, but not necessarily valuable and important.   Magda Gerber want us to look at diaper change as more than a chore – as quality […]

What does the baby need from 0 to 2 years old?

16th May 2016

We spend many weeks together in our RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ Classes. We talked about how babies’ brains rapidly develop in the first few years, how early experiences shape the brain and affect future life. We all thought about the same […]

“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 […]

What if He Doesn’t Want to Learn?

26th Jul 2014

We all hope and wish our children will love learning. And what if they don’t? What if they are bored in class? What if they don’t want to listen in class? What if homework becomes a dreaded chore? As a […]

Message of acceptance

25th Jul 2014

 Last summer I searched for my mother’s acceptance. It is easy to send a message of acceptance as well as it is to withdraw acceptance. Last summer I was visiting my mother in Moscow. I was traveling by subway and […]

Three Dolls

5th Jul 2014

We invite you to a very unique parenting class. In this class, parents have the opportunity to learn important parenting skills: objective observation, selective intervention, and how to foster independence in their children. Rita, Olivia, and Chapin have been attending […]