Take Action! Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids

I received the below email yesterday from Patricia Cole at the Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Policy group.  Please consider helping get all babies and toddlers ready for school and life! “This week your Senators will vote on S. 1086, to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). […]

Toddler Emotions: I Love You

In the video, Sam tries to “quantify” his love for me by saying he loves me “big as the sky and big as the house.” He throws in as big as “the tree” for extra emphasis. The “I love you” game becomes a bit of a competition between him and me (I have done this […]

The Biting Solution: The Expert’s Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators

Although I have not read this book myself (No time for reading these crazy summer days!), I heard about the book from the discussion group on the ZERO TO THREE Policy Network’s LinkedIn page. The author, Lisa Poelle, M.A., teaches at City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies and consults to parents, teachers, […]

RALLY ON–For Liberty and Justice for All Babies Born from this Day Forward!

RALLY ON–For Liberty and Justice for All Babies Born from this Day Forward! Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of ZERO TO THREE and one of the speakers on the #Rally4Babies on July 8, 2013, wrote on July 10th for the Baby Policy Blog that “this week has started strong for our country’s babies” and that “with Monday’s first-ever Virtual #Rally4Babies, […]

Perfect Example of Toddlerhood

39-month old Sam insists that I read the book. After an exchange of using the pronouns “I” and “you” accurately to say he wants me to read the book to him (Accurate use of pronouns is age-appropriate for a 39-month old.), he ends up taking over the activity after all. This is a clear example […]

The Kids Are (Not) All Right

The Kids Are (Not) All Right This op-ed article, written by columnist Charles Blow for the NY Times, is a must-read.  More than any other article I share with my readers, this one should be printed out and posted on every American’s refrigerator, alongside birthday party invitations and magnets from the last vacation taken, as […]

The Power of Observation: A Parent/Caregiver’s Job

When I started having children, my dad would tell me repeatedly “You have to be forever vigilant.” I thought vigilant seemed like a strong word for someone like myself, who likes having fun with my kids, but as my children developed, I realized that vigilance was crucial. Fortunately, I am a natural observer, and it […]