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Beyond “Red Fish, Blue Fish”

For children who are developing an understanding of the world and the way it works, learning to recognize colors is just a part of becoming familiar with the many detailed elements of life. By the age of 18 months, most babies can recognize and differentiate between colors. By 36 months, your child should be able [...]

When Story Time is a Struggle

Many parents want to read with their children, but they find it too stressful, frustrating, or altogether impossible. A parent named Molly confided to me that reading routines with her 18-month old sweetie, Isabelle, are practically nonexistent. “She just won’t sit and listen to a book.” Molly groaned. “If I try to read to her [...]

Get Down and Play!

Do you play with your child? While playtime with an adult is not as much of an existential need as nourishment, attention, and physical touch, it IS a precious opportunity that you don’t want to miss. Playtime presents many ways to help your child develop foundational social skills, develop critical thinking, and enhance language. Play [...]

Spoiler Alert!

Almost every family has one; the adult who just can’t tell a child “no.” Often an individual with a soft spot for children, the spoiler caves on demand and allows himself or herself to be easily manipulated by the child’s whims. The spoiler enjoys pampering, has trouble setting limits, and is instantly overwhelmed by the [...]

Choosing to Communicate

Nick was frustrated. Nick’s mom was frustrated too. Nick is non-verbal, and relies on his mom to figure out what he wants. This adorable, super-active and very self-directed almost-three-year-old was having multiple, drawn-out tantrums every day. It’s common for children to experience feelings of frustration during all stages of development, especially as they become more [...]

Is Tough Love True Love?

Let’s face it; it’s a tough world out there, and kids need to be ready to face it. Once children reach adulthood, they won’t have what they want unless they’re willing to work for it. That’s why many parents like tough love, a catch phrase  used to describe a firm, or even strict parenting style. [...]

Summer Safety Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Summer is the time to turn off the television, get outside and have some great family fun. And with little ones in tow, you’ll want to make sure you’re enjoying the outdoors in the safest way possible. No matter what type of family experience you’re planning, make sure to remember a few important safety tips. [...]

Comfortable in Their Own Skin: Understanding Your Child’s Sensory and Motor Needs

Bill and Leslie are the parents of a two-year- old daughter, Dora. Bill’s mom stopped by for a visit. She brought Dora a new sweater; a pink thing all pretty with embroidery and embellishments. Eager to please grandma, Leslie dutifully tried the sweater on Dora, tugging the woolen garment on over her daughter’s head. But [...]

I Am Your Child with Autism

Mom, Dad, Hi. I am your child with autism. My play doesn’t look like the play of other kids my age. They’re all stacking wooden blocks, driving toy cars, and cooking with pretend food. When I play, I run back and forth, jump up and down on my tippy-toes, and make grunting sounds. I’m happy [...]

The ABCs of ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis

If your child has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, or you suspect that your child may have an autism spectrum disorder, chances are your child would benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. It may be that your child is already receiving services, but a clearer understanding of ABA and how it works [...]