Parenting

There is no shortage of parenting philosophies today; attachment, tiger moms, lean in, lean out… and the list goes on, probably each with some wisdom to share. In this section of our web site we share some science that can inform your read of them all, as well as insight and answers to some of the questions our clients most commonly consult with us about.

5 Tips for Parenting with Disabilities

5 Tips for Parenting with Disabilities

– Preparing for a New Baby

Becoming a parent for the first time is scary and exciting all at once whether you’re parenting with disabilities or not. Even if you’ve planned your family for years, you might suddenly find yourself doubting your ability to care for another human being, especially one as tiny and fragile as a newborn. While parenting with […]

How to Select Your Pediatrician

How to Select Your Pediatrician

Many clients often ask me about how to select the right pediatrician (or healthcare provider) for their family. Although in one sense it seems easy to select your pediatrician, I actually think it’s somewhat like finding your partner. It takes a bit of research and time to get to know one another and see if […]

How to Find Childcare

How to Find Childcare

How to find childcare is one of the most challenging and important aspects of early parenting. Whether you need daily childcare or someone to watch your baby once in a while, virtually all parents have to find someone else to care for their child at some point. Even if you don’t have plans to need […]

Childcare Settings and Arrangements

Childcare Settings and Arrangements

There are just as many different childcare settings and arrangements as there are the childcare needs that each family presents. Some families have two full-time working parents and require childcare for 8-12 hours, five days a week. Others require part-time arrangements, and yet others have a parent who is able to be home full-time and […]

6 Ways To Organize Your Day

6 Ways To Organize Your Day

Some of the most frequent sentiments that I hear from clients, family members, and friends are the following: How can I do it? How is it possible to organize my day? Be productive? Prepare for my job outside the home? What will I have to sacrifice? What can I expect? Get the laundry done?Before children […]

Envisioning A Mother’s Love

Envisioning A Mother’s Love

When you envision a mother’s love, does a saintly ideal of a selfless woman pouring her love and devotion tirelessly into her children come to mind? Our culture often views a mother’s love as unconditional and inexhaustible. And indeed, in crisis, mothers often are the last standing in support of their children. A mother’s love […]

Attachment Parenting 101

Attachment Parenting 101

– Secure Attachment Creates the Perfect Context for Development

Babies are naturally wired to form a special relationship with their primary caregiver(s). This connection is recognized by childhood development specialists as an “attachment relationship,” and attachment parenting, or parental behavior that promotes secure attachment, is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. Attachment parenting has been popularized by the […]

How Biology Helps Us Be A Great Parent

How Biology Helps Us Be A Great Parent

– Our Hormone's Effect on Parenting

There is no child like your own! Biology offers a few clues regarding why all parents, adoptive and biological, have such a unique attachment and protective drive towards their own children. Whether maternal instinct or paternal instinct, these parental instincts are in part caused by little chemical messengers, hormones, that elicit parental behavior in humans […]

Infant and Child Temperament

Infant and Child Temperament

Infant or child temperament is an innate bundle of traits or characteristics that define a general set of personality traits. These traits tend to set the stage for how an individual responds to various life events. By getting a basic grasp on the concept of infant temperament, you can help foster a stronger bond with […]

Infant Attachment

Infant Attachment

What is infant attachment? These days the word “attachment” seems to be a hot button among parents. The word itself is gaining a lot of press from a theory on raising children called “attachment parenting”, or “AP” for short. Attachment parenting is a whole, huge topic in itself, but I wanted to address what “infant […]