Tag Archives: development

Weird Things My Son Likes (And Doesn’t Like)

It’s insane how quickly a child’s personality emerges after they are born, and how quickly they develop personal tastes. While one toddler can be chatty and social, others (like my own son) show more their introverted side. But, regardless of … Continue reading

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

I know a lot of full grown adults that are still mulling over the question of what they want to be when they grow up, so to impose that question on a child may be just a bit much. However, … Continue reading

Boundaries for Others – Ian’s Call

My son Ian is what they call a “people person.” He loves nothing more than to be in a room filled with an interesting variety of people. He’s very friendly and gregarious, and he’s rarely dismissive of anyone’s attentions, but … Continue reading

Soft Skills are Super Skills

“In recent years a growing body of research has demonstrated the strong link between young children’s social-emotional competence and their cognitive development, language skills, mental health and social success.” Center for the Study of Social Policy (Strengthening Families, Protective Factors … Continue reading

Toddlers’ Problem Solving Messes

I know I’m not a perfect mom. My number-one weakness, like so many before me, is that I’m over-involved. Can you blame me? I literally live on an island, where it doesn’t make financial sense to use babysitters or daycare … Continue reading