Dr. Harvey Karp has many great ideas to inspire toddlers and their parents. One of my favorite strategies is Gossiping. Toddlers love to hear about their effects on others. Tell his stuffed animals or his “lovey” what a great listener he was, or how he ate a new food, and you will have an audience…… Continue reading Let Your Toddler Hear You Gossiping (About Him!)
Pamela Druckerman, the author of “Bringing Up Bebe”, has written a NYT piece, “Learning How to Exert Self-Control” on 9/12/14. She reviews a new book by Dr. Walter Mischel, the primary researcher of the famous test of self-control in young children that you know as “the marshmallow test”. Dr. Mischel has a new book out,…… Continue reading For Rosh Hashanah, Some Zitzfleish?
U.S. News and World Report published a great article on the research surrounding the connection between breastfeeding and jaw control on August 29th. Melinda Johnson wrote “Breastfeeding Builds a Better Jaw, and Other Benefits for Babies”. This article explains some of the dental and motor benefits for infants, but only hints at the additional contributions that…… Continue reading Breastfeeding Supports Speech Development and Self-Calming
The Happiest Toddler on the Block techniques can transform a whining toddler into a cooperative little person. But it can do so much more. Teaching children how to manage their behavior and learn about their feelings is essential. The cornerstone of HTOTB is the Fast Food Rule, but many of the other techniques are…… Continue reading Want the Happiest Toddler? Tell Home-Made Fairy Tales
AS a certified HBOTB educator, I have received comments and questions that help me clarify my message and improve my instruction. I imagine that many parents are thinking about these questions but may never ask me in person or on the phone. Time for some refinement.Q: How can I use side or stomach-lying? The pediatrician…… Continue reading Happiest Baby on the Block: Misconceptions and Misunderstandings