Infancy: Building a Strong Foundation

Experience plays a crucial role in “wiring” a young child’s brain. -Judith Graham, Leslie A. Forstadt As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. -Ecclesiastes 11:5 Infancy is a marvel.... Continue Reading →

The Power of Persistent Parenting

A big difference between effective and ineffective parenting lies in the word 'persistence.'  My three children were playing with cards contentedly at the dinner table when out of nowhere my oldest starts crying. Now sometimes, when she cries, I dismiss it as an episode of 'crying wolf.' This situation was a bit different. Perhaps she... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Foster Early Language Development

The following is from Development Through the Lifespan, by Laura E. Berk.Respond to coos and babbles with speech sounds and words.Establish joint attention and comment on what child sees.Play social games, such as pat-a-cake and peekaboo.Engage toddlers in joint make-believe play.Engage toddlers in frequent conversations.Read to toddlers often, engaging them in dialogue about picture books.Put... Continue Reading →

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