Everyone knows that sleep is important. Research in sleep science (yes, this is a thing) tells us that our brains are working to digest the day’s learning, the immune system is active during sleep, and our bodies are repairing and renewing tissues and organs while we slumber. As much as we need sleep, kids need…… Continue reading Hypermobile Kids, Sleep, And The Hidden Problems With Blankets
Training children for bladder control before bowel control is often easier for quite a few reasons: More frequent bathroom trips = more opportunities for success, digestion and diet issues don’t stall success, and urination is usually a painless, phobia-free, and quick experience. In general, families that hire me as a consultant are encouraged to…… Continue reading Potty Training Boys: Do You Teach Standing Up Or Sitting Down?
After the adorable infant period of dropping objects from the high chair to see you scoop them up, most children devolve into a throwing stage. Commonly seen at the 11-16 month developmental level, this is different behavior but it can be just as maddening. Maybe more. Today, I am going to give you both…… Continue reading How To Stop Your Baby From Throwing Things (Most of the Time!)
These cars and trucks are so well crafted and have such sophisticated styling that they even impress adults. They certainly have made me a big fan! Automoblox are small vehicles that your 3-6 year-old child assembles by themselves or with some initial help. They have small pieces, so they are not for children…… Continue reading Automoblox: For the Discriminating Preschool Gearhead