Learn more about our Toddlers | Mommy Connections - Part 3.

Activities to Build Confidence in Your Preschooler

Aug 28 2012     /     , , ,

Nothing is more exciting and scary than the lead up to the first day of school; classmates, a teacher, and for some, a whole day of learning. One way to help alleviate some of these transitional stresses and ensure kids have more confidence, is to keep learning at home. Jeanette Podolsky, Director of Speech Therapy […]

Why You May Want to Bring a Babysitter on Vacation

Aug 23 2012     /     , , ,

While planning a family vacation, making arrangements for an accompanying childcare provider may not be at the top of your checklist. After all, it is a “family” vacation; however, there are a wide variety of reasons why bringing your favorite sitter along might be a wise choice. It’s Your Vacation, Too Traveling with your children […]

Learning How to Pour!

Aug 21 2012     /     ,

by Tim Seldin President, The Montessori Foundation Chair, The International Montessori Council Learning to pour liquids is much easier if you give your child small pitchers with handles that are the right size for her small hands, and which are not too heavy for her to control when they are full. The entire process is […]

Learning to observe your child and follow her lead

Aug 14 2012     /     , ,

by Tim Seldin President, The Montessori Foundation Chair, The International Montessori Council As parents we often feel the need to direct our children, but Montessori believed we should follow them instead. How much time do you spend watching your child? I don’t mean watching half-heartedly while you are doing something else. I mean focusing your […]

Children are Little Scientists

Aug 7 2012     /     , ,

by Tim Seldin President, The Montessori Foundation Chair, The International Montessori Council Children have an inbuilt drive for discovery. Encourage your child to observe the world and to feel a sense of wonder for everything in it. Maria Montessori believed that all children behave like “little scientists” in that they are eager to observe and […]

Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

Jul 17 2012     /     , , , ,

Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours, how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn about it There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board […]

Potty Training, Ready, Set Go!

Jun 26 2012     /     , , ,

Potty Training – Get Ready, Get Set, Go! By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Potty Training Solution Get Ready If your child is near or has passed his first birthday, you can begin incorporating pre-potty training ideas into his life. They are simple things that will lay the groundwork for potty training and will […]

When to Move your Child from the Crib

Jun 19 2012     /     , ,

Moving from Crib to Bed By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution When your child moves from crib to bed it’s a milestone in his life as well as yours. There is no precise time for making this move, though typically it’s between the first and third birthday. The key to success is […]

Hitting, Kicking, Biting

Jun 12 2012     /     , , ,

Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What […]

Toddler Co-operation

Jun 5 2012     /     , , ,

The Big Three: Tantrums, Fussing and Whining by Elizabeth Pantley Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during the early childhood years, you would find that these three items appear on every parent’s list. They are so common that I refer to them as The […]