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My kids have always been very independent, proud to show how they can do things “all by myself.” Or as my daughter used to say, “All my byself.” While I love supporting their independence, there are times when we...
My daughter Ilse has always been a good eater and drinker. She loved baby food and adult food early. Ilse learned how to use a fork and spoon before she could walk so that she would not have to...
In recent years, fall has become so much more than pumpkin patches and apple picking for our family. I mean, we do that too. On the importance of family tradition. As a second-generation Mexican American, I am always looking for ways...
I sat down recently with Ayelet Marinovich to talk about her new book, Understanding Your Toddler. Ayelet is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, founder of Strength in Words, and author of Understanding Your Baby. Ayelet explains how and why toddlers learn...
When we first came home with our newborn, his newborn cry wasn’t louder than our speaking voice. Now that he's two, he howls with the dogs and stomps like an elephant. It would be fine if we lived out...
As infants become toddlers, children begin the process of individuating or separating from their parents.  This process, which starts around 15 months, continues through the teenage years and is critical for a child to eventually develop her own identity,...
I’ve run across a few articles lately that made me seriously consider how I’m raising my child. Articles like "Children spend half the time playing outside in comparison to their parents" and "Kids under 9 spend more than 2...

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In a former life, I was an enterprise software saleswoman for a startup in Silicon Valley (yes, the HBO show is largely accurate!).  It was and still is a darling of a company—loved by investors, customers and employees. I...
The first time you hear your child use a curse word goes one of two ways. You're either shocked and horrified to hear such vulgar words coming out your sweet angel's mouth, or you're stifling laughter so hard that...
I sat down recently in a Facebook Live with Ayelet Marinovich, a pediatric speech-language pathologist, founder of Strength in Words, and author of Understanding Your Baby to discuss how to support your baby's early communication. Ayelet shares practical and easy...

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