Category: ’Consistent and Loving Care’

Successfully Addressing Separation Anxiety in our Preschooler

January 29th, 2012 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Kieran developed a renewed case of separation anxiety during the third trimester of my recent pregnancy. We managed to gently work through it as a family – this week I’m going to share how we did it.

Happy Place Parenting

December 12th, 2011 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Becky from PositiveParents.org guest posts about her experience battling panic and anxiety as a new mama of two, and how she transformed her parenting philosophy as a result.

What to Do with Young Children at Childbirth

October 3rd, 2011 by Dionna - 14 Comments

If you would like to have your child present during your labor and delivery, here are a few ideas on how to prepare for childbirth with an older sibling present.

A Letter to Daycares/Day Camps on Field Trips

September 4th, 2011 by Dionna - 22 Comments

Dear Daycare/Day Camp Providers: I saw you out on your field trip today. Your kids were so excited and happy to be outside, in nature, away from the same ol’ same ol’ building and routine. Your shirts are adorable – I love the bright tie dye with your name across the back – it must make it easy to find a kid who has wandered off! At first glance, it looks like a place I could imagine sending my own son. And then one of your employees opened her mouth.

Swimming Lessons for Preschoolers

August 16th, 2011 by Dionna - 7 Comments

Based on Kieran’s first experiences with swimming lessons, I’m sharing a few tips that I’ve learned. For example, what to look for in a teacher, and the fact that’s it is ok to speak up – we are advocates for our children! Share your own tips in the comments.

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