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The Essential Four

It’s been a busy week. Between my work, writing, and community obligations, I feel as if I have barely seen my children. I never intended to be that kind of Mom, and I’m not happy about missing out on family time. It was just that kind of week. We all have times like that. Life [...]

Drama Queen Mom

I’ve always had somewhat of a flair for the dramatic. I always drove family members crazy by singing, dancing, and acting my way through life. But when I became a mother, the stresses of life subverted my dramatic tendencies for a while. Until I discovered a vital piece of information about children; and it gave [...]

Sensory Mediums for Your Toddler and Preschooler

I’ve written and talked many times about the importance of sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers. Children use their senses to learn about the world, regulate their bodies and behavior, and connect to the environments in which they live and play. A variety of sensory experiences enriches your child’s life with new developmental opportunities. So [...]

Your Child Still Needs Your Touch

Mr. Tough Guy Still Needs Mommy’s Touch Kathy’s son Jason was seven years old and chronically jealous of his younger brother, Matt, who was three. Although Jason was talented, smart, socially successful and athletic, and Matt was sweet and easygoing, Jason just seemed to have it in for Matt. He just couldn’t stand his [...]

4 Reasons Why Your Child May Not Be Talking

Whenever I begin home visits for early intervention with a new child, the parents often pepper me with questions. Is this normal? Why isn’t my child talking? Does this mean something is wrong with him/her? Will s/he have a successful future? It is understandable that parents feel overwhelmed when their child has a language delay. [...]

Home Remedies for Developmental Issues

Everyone has at least one of “that kind” of a friend. The home remedies type. The one who tells you to cook up a stew of elderberry tea and lemon juice when you have a cold. And put garlic in your baby’s ear to prevent ear infections. Well, if you think you’re about to get [...]

Let Freedom Ring

During a patriotic week, I’d like to bring up the topic of freedom. And the fact that with it, kids can do great things. We all want our children to succeed. We want our toddlers to obey rules without tantrums. We want our preschoolers to get along and share. And we want our school-aged children [...]

The Price of Parenthood

Two weeks ago I attended a team meeting for a family that receives early intervention services. Their little girl, Donna, gets individual instruction with me each week. As the meeting was concluding, a team member asked Donna’s mom if she was looking forward to the holidays. “Not at all,” Donna’s mother replied frankly. “I can’t [...]

Four Signs of a Great Early Intervention Therapist

If your child receives services in Philadelphia’s 0-3 early intervention system, you are entitled to therapy that is family based, located in the child’s natural environment, and culturally respectful. And, as any parent would, you want and deserve the best for your child; a therapist that excels in his or her field. So what makes [...]

The Power of Parental Approval

As a parent, you often struggle to motivate your child. You wonder: How do I get him/her to work harder, to behave, to listen to my directions? You use charts and prizes and treats to motivate your child. But what you probably underestimate is how much your child wants your approval. Your support alone is [...]