Little boy curiously touches his mother's palm as she tries to teach him sign language

Four Easy Sign Language Tips for Kids

As a parent, you know that your baby has a lot to say – even if she can’t speak yet! You can tap into some…
Little baby boy plays with his shaker toy in his pram

Musical Milestones for Infants and Toddlers

Musical development from birth to age 5 is a wonderful process to watch unfold if you know what to look for. According to Dr. Daniel…
Mother showing her baby daughter something interesting on a tablet

Media Tips for Infants and Toddlers

Over the last decade, electronic screen media have become thoroughly integrated in our everyday lives. As adults, it is difficult for us to imagine spending…
Baby girl being fed healthy greens

Superfoods to the Rescue: Three Simple, Nutrient-Rich Foods for your Weekly Menu

You’ve likely heard the term “superfood” before, but what exactly does it mean? What superpower do superfoods have and how can you incorporate them into…
A little toddler boy plays a trumpet

Lessons in Fatherhood: Year 2

Around this time last year, I wrote about some of the more salient highlights from my first year as a father. Now year two has…

Highlights from My First Year of Parenthood

It's that time of year again – time for a little jaunt down memory lane. It's a long and winding road, so I'll just fill you in on the best parts: Highlight #1: Bringing Bennett home from the hospital. To be honest, the week of February 4, 2013 is pretty hazy for me, but I do remember (A.) backing my car into a column in the parking deck and (B.) buckling Bennett into his car carrier for the first time,…

Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

I’m currently about half way through my second maternity leave and I am here to tell you that maternity leave does not a vacation make. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time off of work despite the sleepless nights and constant demands of a newborn. When my first son was born I had no clue what I was doing. I worried constantly – was he too hot or too cold? Did that cry mean he was hungry? (But…

Parenting Through Language Barriers

For me, one of the more complicated things about being a new dad is the language barrier. This isn't something you can plan for ahead of time. There is no DVD series to learn baby talk. The dialects are as numerous and varied as the babies speaking it. And, for someone like me, who is rather attached to language, the whole thing can be a bit overwhelming. In the first few days of his life, I remember how confounding Bennett's…

The Foundation of Trust: Parenting Infants

Establishing a foundation of trust with your infant is key to helping your child feel secure. A solid foundation of trust and attachment affects how she will interact, communicate and form relationships with others throughout life. This process of bonding and establishing trust takes place within your interactions. The way you respond to your baby’s cries and other cues are what help your baby to feel understood and safe in the world. Your tone of voice, gestures, facial expressions and…
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