an extraordinary explosion of language and communication makes this an opportune time to really get to know your toddler. we’ll discuss ways to support your toddler’s cognitive, language, social and emotional development. on the agenda will be positive discipline strategies, “good-fit parenting”, planning for and introducing a new sibling, temper tantrums, emotion regulation, toilet training, and playdate challenges, to name a few!
your toddler wouldn’t be doing his job if he didn’t test limits and begin to establish autonomy. as parents, it is our job to help our children learn what those limits are, how to manage emotional reactions and frustrations and what behaviors are acceptable, all while fostering a healthy self esteem and sense of independence. this workshop will focus on introducing your toddler to limit setting and discipline in an effective way, as well as strategies to help you change your child’s behavior through positive discipline. we’ll cover effective ways to prompt and praise your child, the use of incentives and rewards, how to give an effective time-out, behavior shaping for more challenging behaviors, and how to respond (or not respond) to minor mis-behaviors.
we will help solve your toddler’s sleep challenges (like moving to a big girl/boy bed, getting up in the night, or refusing to nap, to name a few) and will work with you in your home or through phone consultations to help you and your child sleep well!
get other moms (dads or grandparents) of similar aged babies together and we’ll join you for a six-week session on topics we will design with you. we’ll arm you with strategies that work and will help guide your choices about how you spend time with, respond to, and nurture your child. our goal is to ease your anxieties, empower you with information, address your concerns and questions, and provide you with an ongoing circle of research-based support, all in the comfort of your own home.
we are available for group seminars to discuss child development and behavior. topics range from establishing sleep routines to using positive discipline strategies that work, as well as all of the developmental issues addressed in our personalized visits such as nurturing language, literacy and math.
while twins experience the normal course of development as all babies, a multitude of additional concerns, questions, and stresses arise when you’re dealing with two! we’ll discuss everything from scheduling, sleep, and establishing independence, to sibling rivalry and discipline times two. you’ll feel more confident and less overwhelmed because you’ll be equipped with research-based knowledge on the special parenting techniques and strategies that nurture your twins’ development and help manage the extra stressors.
we offer a multi-visit program designed to help your caregiver better understand and nurture the cognitive and social emotional development of your infant or toddler and to facilitate increased communication regarding your child’s development and your expectations.
providing safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate toys isn’t as easy as it sounds. there is so much to choose from and many concerns about what’s out there and what benefits or detriments toys can have on child development. let us help ease your concerns and the hassle of finding the right toys for your child’s ages and stages. we will send you safe, and developmentally appropriate toys, plus ideas for fun activities at every developmental stage. we are committed to finding toys that are made in europe or the usa, and that are considered healthy for the planet and for your baby.
if you are too busy for a formal visit or need quick answers to specific concerns, we can speak with you in thirty-minute or one-hour phone consultations.
when you and your toddler are ready to say goodbye to diapers, we'll talk you through the most practical, research based and developmentally appropriate strategies to make it happen!
congratulations! you are bringing another beautiful baby into the world. this time around, you may have conflicting emotions about what this will mean for your family unit. with all of the joy and excitement it is also important to consider how to help your first baby transition into the role of older sibling. this discussion will focus on how to prepare your family (and yourself) during pregnancy and what you can do to foster a healthy sibling bond once the new baby is born. we'll also discuss how to deal with some of the expected behavior challenges that may come along in the process!