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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,...

May 2, 2016

Unless you are in the Marines Special Forces or run a Nuclear Power Plant, driving is probably the most dangerous thing you do every day. It's certainly the most dangerous thing I do every day. According to the CDC, 33,804 unintentional deaths were caused by car crashe...

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...

August 22, 2015

Want to know how to say “no” without a huge drama ensuing. Instead of saying no, say yes…and…


I know what you’re thinking. How in the world do I say no by saying yes?!?! They are opposites, duh. Well, you don’t really actually SAY yes, you acknowledge whatever it is yo...

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