Category Archives: Babies 0-1

Top 10 Ways to Get Baby to Sleep

Recommendations:  The CPA and AAP suggests that for the first year of life, baby should sleep on their back, with no pillow, on their own surface, in your room. Many parents do co-sleep or bedshare and make the sleep environment … Continue reading

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Peaceful Parenting With Differing Parenting Styles

  Parenting can be a real challenge for partners who don’t always agree in their parenting styles.  Luckily, there are some tips for a more peaceful atmosphere at home. 1.Striving for a united front is difficult. Let’s imagine that you … Continue reading

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8 Parenting Myths Not Grounded in Research

There are always some common parenting myths that seem to pop up as questions in my classes of teaching parenting over the last twenty years.  I am constantly amazed at how wide-spread they are across North America and Europe. There … Continue reading

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Attachment Parenting 101

“The attachment parenting philosophy is based on empathetically responding immediately to a child’s direct and indirect needs.  Attachment parenting is about treating children with dignity and respect afforded any adult.” These words were written by Ellen Percival and Sherry Kerr … Continue reading

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Advice from New Parents to New Parents

We asked new parents what would be the advice from others that they wished to hear and thought was the best, most relevant advice.  They responded below: Ask for help Hire help if you can. Ask for help and be … Continue reading

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Preparing for Parenthood

When partners discover that they are expecting a baby, they often focus on the birth process itself. However, the birth takes 48 hours, whereas parenting takes 20 years. Although it’s certainly necessary to research and inform oneself about birth options, … Continue reading

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Building Kid’s Brains During Wait Times Without Electronics

Are you worried about your children’s bent necks and poor posture? Do their batteries run out at the wrong time? Concerned that your toddler might drop your smart phone? You don’t have to rely on cell-phone applications, portable handheld gaming … Continue reading

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Easy Grocery Shopping with Each Age and Stage

The easiest way to grocery shop with kids is NOT TO!  Ordering curb-side delivery is a snap and so convenient. However, if there are times that is not possible, here are some ideas for grocery shopping with each age group. … Continue reading

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How to Work At Home with a Deadline, Little Ones and No Sitter

One of the hardest challenges of parenting small children is when you absolutely HAVE to get something done and they are all over you. It can really test your patience. There were many times when my partner was working out … Continue reading

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How to Survive Morning Madness and Afternoon Arsenic Hour

For many parents, getting out the door with children and all the day’s supplies is the most stressful time of the day.  It’s a constant challenge to get out on time, without yelling and damaging that all important parenting relationship … Continue reading

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