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 […]

A Nightmare in my Closet

2nd Apr 2020

Susan pulled out a book from the bookshelf and handed it to Teacher Kira. Teacher Kira asked her, “Would you like me to read it to you?” Susan beamed, “Yes!” In no time, six more children gathered around Teacher Kira […]

To Rescue or Not?

5th Mar 2020

In our RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ Classes, we talk a lot about giving trust to very young infants. We talk about how it is important to allow a struggle for some time and let the baby work on his challenges.  And of […]

Why don’t I sing the Clean Up Song anymore?

18th Dec 2019

When I worked in a preschool, the Clean Up Song was popular: teachers, parents, and children would sing it at the end of the day. I would sing it as well, thinking, “what a great way to encourage children to […]

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 […]