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Speaking To Your Children About School Shootings

Speaking To Your Children About School Shootings

I have lost track of how many times I have cried and simultaneously been inspired due to the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, FL. The school is close to home. I live in Miami. That morning I knew that many parents would be reaching out to me wondering how to best help their children.

How Many Gifts to Give Young Children During the Holidays?

How Many Gifts to Give Young Children During the Holidays?

Every December at my center parents ask me how to not spoil their children and how to manage the gift giving frenzy of the holidays.  The follow are the answers to the most popular parent questions during the holiday:

How many gifts should we give our kids?

The Importance of Young Children Having the Opportunity to Socialize

The Importance of Young Children Having the Opportunity to Socialize

Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center:

Q: WHY DOES MY CHILD HIDE AND SHOW FEAR WHEN ADULTS ENTER HER CLASSROOM?

6 Reasons Why Children Should Be Seen and Heard at Restaurants

6 Reasons Why Children Should Be Seen and Heard at Restaurants

I cringed as my husband told my daughter that he would no longer help her order the next time we went to a restaurant.  We have a hard and clean rule of not disagreeing in front of the children when one of us is setting a boundary, but in this situation I could not hold my tongue.  I had never thought about it, but we disagreed about whether or not our children should order their own food at a restaurant.