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Cheers!  Really?

Cheers!  Really?

The holidays are upon us.  There are lots of parties, dinners, and other places where it isn’t unusual for alcohol to be available.  This can be a problem should you,…

Look What a Newborn Can Do!

Look What a Newborn Can Do!

Pediatricians can explain some of the reflexes we see in newborn babies.  We can even figure out some of them ourselves.  An hours-old infant, when stroked on his cheek, will…

Staying On Course

Staying On Course

I trust you are doing regular check-ups on your efforts to become a gentler parent. Have you reviewed the 12 steps we learned about several years ago? Do you notice…

Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

How many of you are aware of the opportunity available to you in the area to learn more about Early Childhood Education.  Twice a year, the Virginia Cooperative Extension in…

Begin It Right

Begin It Right

I trust that your child has a dedicated and loving teacher. I believe that most teachers are.  At least when they choose teaching as their profession, they have hopes of…

Preschool Math

Preschool Math

What does math for preschoolers look like? Many great and very concerned parents teach their young child to count from one to 10. How precious is it to watch those…

My Priorities?

My Priorities?

I wonder how you prioritize things in your life.  How you decide what is most important to you.  Should someone view your life with your spouse and children, would that…

In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

Someone mentioned to me recently that I should have begun my year of articles on child development with prenatal information.  She was right.  I have lots of information about this…

Mommy, It’s Hot Outside

Mommy, It’s Hot Outside

Has your child complained recently about not wanting to go outside to play because of the heat? It has become a real problem for parents to get their preschoolers to…

Guide Me Gently

Guide Me Gently

When you learn something new, do you feel a sense of anxiety?  Do you find yourself hoping you won’t be asked to help demonstrate a new skill?  Do you tend…

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