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Autonomy and Agency

Autonomy and Agency

Years ago, I read an article titled – What Parents Want for Their Children. It was a large sample of families. Interestingly, families of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds wanted the same #1 thing. And that was to raise children…

Curiosity

Curiosity

I am already off-script and off the path. My curiosity got the best of me; therefore, I am adding curiosity to the list as an essential element of resilience. The child is filled with curiosity, creativity, wonder, and spontaneous delight.…

RIE®: Resources for Infant Educarers

RIE®: Resources for Infant Educarers

RIE’s educational philosophy is referred to as the Educaring® Approach, and is summarized as follows: The infant needs an intimate, stable relationship with at least one primary person (e.g., a parent figure). This relationship is best developed during caregiving activities. These…

Don’t worry. Be sleepy.

Don’t worry. Be sleepy.

BBC February 8, 2022 – The Science of Healthy Baby Sleep by: Amanda Ruggeri What I love most about this article is that it offers a science-based review and overriding message to – A.) tune into your child and B.)…

Bedsharing Part 2

Bedsharing Part 2

Mothers come to me each day feeling distraught and in downright despair from the social pressure to co-sleep. They share deep-seated guilt in their knowing that they quite simply – can NOT pull it off. They think that if they…

Bedsharing: Part 1

Bedsharing: Part 1

Posted on Facebook by a Doula Service: Sleep with your children, hug each other while you can under the covers, do not be afraid of that addiction. Children are small only once, then when they grow up they will find…

Letting Our Children Face Their Fears

Letting Our Children Face Their Fears

I LOVE finding research that backs up my program and how I work with parents and children. Most of the children in my practice are entering a stage of development when separation anxiety presents itself. How we meet this in…

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