Tag Archives: development

Reconfiguring Life – Pregnancy and A New Baby

Ian “the dude” Conley came along relatively late in his parent’s lives (Monica was 42 years old, I was 53), so, as I’m sure you can imagine, his arrival did signal some changes. The good news is that most of … Continue reading

Serious Science: Play!

“Babies learn through their five senses rather than an academic style of learning. That’s why talking, reading, singing, tummy time, grabbing books and toys, and knocking over that pile of blocks is optimal for development. It’s all part of the … Continue reading

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