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May 11, 2016

With all of the hype about consistency and boundaries, it's easy to forget that our children are people too. All children, even newborns, are, in fact, already people. We are born with personalities, likes/dislikes, uniques needs, things we find comforting/irritating,...

April 6, 2016


 As a multilingual mother, I found myself  defending my plan to teach my child multiple languages right from the time he was born to well-meaning, but anxious, friends and family. There is anecdotal evidence out there that teaching a baby to sign or exposing them to m...

May 18, 2015

I know how you feel. I used to be there. I was the non-parent, child-loving family friend who just wanted to bring or send something fun to my littlest friends. So I KNOW you mean well. Now being on the receiving side of gifts for young children, my perspective has cha...

April 15, 2015

Life Integration is a term that I suspect I have coined. If I am wrong, please let me know who else has used it. It is a technique I use to expose my child to a wide variety of facts, skills, and knowledge without ever missing out on living life to the fullest. It is a...

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