How to Potty Train My Toddler

How to Potty Train My Toddler

  If you search: How to potty train my toddler on Google, you will see headlines like: “Say Goodbye to the Diapers in 3 Days” and “Try This Fool-Proof Method to Potty Training Your Toddler Fast.”    While it might be true that some children do learn to use...
Should I Give My Child Screen Time?

Should I Give My Child Screen Time?

  As the world becomes increasingly digital, I get a lot of questions about screen time.  Will screentime affect my child’s development? When will my child be old enough to watch TV?  Can I have the TV on with my baby awake? How much screentime should I give my...
How to Help Your Shy Child

How to Help Your Shy Child

If you were “shy” growing up, you probably remember hearing things like:    ”Don’t be shy.” ”Go play with your friends.” ”You don’t need to sit with me.”   These are common responses when children struggle to leave their parents’ side in new social...
Expert Tips for Holiday Meltdowns

Expert Tips for Holiday Meltdowns

Do you dread the meltdowns that come with giving gifts to your children during the holidays?   I remember last year as my daughter was opening her first gift of the holiday season. My husband and I could see the excitement for the gift crash into disappointment...
How to Tell Your Kids About Santa

How to Tell Your Kids About Santa

  Every year around the holidays, I get a lot of questions about how to talk to kids about Santa. I am hesitant to share about this topic because I know every family has their own traditions and values when it comes to the holidays – what feels good for my...
Stop Forcing Your Child To Hug Grandma During the Holidays

Stop Forcing Your Child To Hug Grandma During the Holidays

I have worked with many families who have come to me after the holiday season stressed about the fact that their parents or other relatives were mad at them for setting boundaries when their child said “no” to a hug or a kiss. I can totally relate to them; I remember...