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After one of my lectures last autumn a parent came up and said that she wanted to ask a question but was a bit embarrassed to ask in front of the...
The approach of Easter reminds me of the question I am often asked: should tell young children about the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, Santa Claus,...
When your three-year-old wakes you up in the middle of the night with a cry like, “Mommy, mommy, there’s a bear in my room!” what...
There is considerable debate among educators, child psychologists and pediatricians regarding the values of computer use by young children. On the...
We have four little children, all girls, spending a week with us over the Fourth of July holiday. Since their arrival I have been reminded of how...
For mothers who breast feed, the transition to other means of nourishment raises several issues. Perhaps the most salient one is when to begin...
Reading to infants and children is the single most effective means of supporting their language and literacy development. In addition, reading...
Breastfeeding is never as simple and straightforward as it might seem. Indeed, Edith Jackson, a pediatrician at Yale described (in the 1950s) five...
When one of my nieces was a child, she drew beautiful flowers, for which she received a great deal of praise. Yet when pressed to draw something...
As I watched my four-year-old granddaughter, put her doll to bed, I was again reminded of the many ways in which make-believe fosters healthy growth...
A number of years ago, psychologist Diane Baumrind described four parenting styles that have different child behavior outcomes. Additional research...
It always angers me when I read advertisements for infant stimulation products which promise to raise the baby’s self esteem. Infants don...
Several weeks ago, I gave a talk to the parents whose children attend a local Montessori School. I usually talk for about an hour and then leave a...
One of the most troublesome behaviors of young children is a temper tantrum. During a tantrum the child cries, thrashes about, and...
I always enjoy visiting a Waldorf school. At some time during my visit, I am usually handed a ball of beeswax to mold when I am waiting for a new...

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