Everybody has an opinion on sleep training. Learn what the research really says.

infant, pregnancy

August 7, 2020

Sleep Training

The way parents communicate with their child can help them develop language skills. Learn how to talk with your child to promote language development.

infant, toddler

July 24, 2020

First Conversations with Your Child

In the first few months of pregnancy, the fetus develops a schedule of sleep and wake. This schedule has implications for sleep once your baby is born.

infant, pregnancy

May 22, 2020

Sleep and Wake During Pregnancy

In the first weeks of life, we can get a sense of an infant’s temperament – the precursor of their personality for life.

infant, pregnancy

April 24, 2020

Temperament aka Baby Personality

Changing how you talk to your kids about success and failure can literally change their whole perspective on life. Parents can develop a growth mindset in their kids with these simple steps.

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

April 10, 2020

Success and Failure

By the time kids are 2 years old, they prefer gender-specific toys. How do kids learn about gender?

infant, preschool, toddler

March 6, 2020

Learning About Gender

Mama. Dada. Dog. Baba. Gama. Papa. Ball. More. Cat. Babies will usually utter their first words between 10 and 15 months of life. Although it takes nearly a year for a child to speak, infants spend this year preparing to utter their first words.

infant, toddler

January 31, 2020

First Words

A frequent scene in sitcoms or movies involves a romantic sex scene with a man and a pregnant woman. The man suddenly becomes concerned that he will poke the baby with his penis during sex. So….Does the baby feel a poke?

infant, pregnancy

January 17, 2020

The 5 Senses in Utero

Physical movement by a newborn is jerky and uncoordinated, yet by the end of the first year of life, an child can walk. There are many important steps in the process.

infant, pregnancy

January 3, 2020

First Steps

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Developmental Psychologist and a Certified Family Life Educator