Could Eye Contact With Your Baby Increase Communication Later On?

You know those endless hours of staring at your baby during those first few months? Well, those moments are more than just a parent in awe of the new life they created. According to a new study from the University of Cambridge published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, gazing into our infant’s…

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Helping Kids Discover Journaling — Confessions of Parenting

I love this time a year… A time of new beginnings and fresh starts, of course we don’t always have to wait for the New Year to do this, but it seems for the most of us we always do… For me, it usually is an excuse to still continue to eat chocolate! One of…

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Postpartum Yoga for Diastasis Recti

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Enjoy this beautiful yoga video from a yoga therapist and doula, Caitlyn Allison!  She explains exactly what diastasic recti is, and even shows you how to be sure if you are experiencing this common postpartum concern.  Please visit her youtube channel and website www.yogadoulado.com for more awesome stuff!!!  Cait is a loving, compassionate, helpful and wise teacher.  She also offers her services to clients in person and via Skype!  Check her out!  Enjoy!!!  (Enjoy Yoga for Diastasis Recti Part 2 HERE)

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7 Books to Help Kids Understand Life with Autism — Parent Co.

Books are unique in that they can introduce us to new worlds, help us explore exciting concepts, and even teach us about what might be happening within ourselves. They are especially beneficial to children, who often have many questions – including questions related to their health and the wellbeing of others. Autism is high on…

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If behavior is communication – what do I do about it? — Bounceback Parenting

One of the most powerful shifts I made as a parent was when I started really focusing on behavior as communication, rather than simply reacting to the behavior in front of me as if it were a direct assault on my nerves. When one of my kids is really out of sorts, it acts as…

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Sometimes We Just Need to Play — Just BE Parenting

Play is a powerful tool. For children, it helps their minds create connections between neurons, helps them promote development of coping mechanisms, and lets them experience different interactions in a safe and controlled manner. It is a major part of how they learn to navigate the world around them. For adults, it has different, but…

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The Power of Rituals and Bringing Your Family Closer — Hand in Hand Parenting

It’s the season to be…making rituals? What is a Ritual Anyway? Elle asks this week are rituals the same as routine and is implementing them just a lot of extra work? Abigail mentions some family rituals that may already be in place in a family and that will become meaningful even if they are (currently) under…

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