Month: December 2016

Focus on the Future

Metal skin consultant. Cloud controller. Bioinformationist. These aren’t names of bands you’ve never heard of or science fiction novel titles. They’re the jobs of the future. And if they sound totally alien, it’s because—for us—they are. “65% of children entering primary schools today will ultimately work in new job types and functions that currently don’t yet exist.” – McLeod, Scott and Karl Fisch, “Shift Happensz

Situation: Baby’s First Tooth!

Baby’s First Tooth: 7 Facts Parents Should Know Advice from The American Academy of Pediatrics By: Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP & Julie Cernigliaro, DMD 1) Most babies will develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. There is a wide range of variability of when a first tooth may appear—some babies may not have any teeth by their first birthday! Around 3 months of age, babies will begin exploring the world with their mouth and have increased saliva and start to put their hands in their mouth.

Situation: You Think Your Baby Has Colic

Expert Advice on Colic:  From The Mayo Clinic By Mayo Clinic Staff Colic is a frustrating condition marked by predictable periods of significant distress in an otherwise well-fed, healthy baby. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. Nothing you do to try to help your baby during these episodes seems to bring any relief.

Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

Situation: My Kids Are Fighting!

Boosting Sibling Harmony Written by: Dr. Michele Borba, Parenting Expert I’ll never forget the time one of my kids accused me of one of the truly Deadly Mommy Sins: “Loving the Other Brother More.” To make things even worse, my girlfriend was the one to convey my youngest child’s feelings to me. “Did you know that your youngest, precious child thinks you love your second offspring more?” I can remember not only her words, but where she relayed them to me.

Well & Ready, Set…Go!

And just like that, you’re a parent. Nothing could be more exciting, joyful and—if we’re being honest—terrifying. To varying degrees, ALL new parents feel that way. We certainly did. Think about it: You’re taking on what is arguably the single most important role of your whole life. And you’re doing it with zero experience.

Po Bronson

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s NurtureShock was on the New York Times bestseller list for six months. One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock landed on more than 35 “Year’s Best” lists and has been translated into 16 languages.

Dr. Brené Brown

  Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Dr. Michael Thompson

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Tricia Ferrara

Tricia Ferrara, M.A., is a licensed professional counselor and parenting strategist who has helped individuals navigate their lives with grace and truth for more than fifteen years. In her book, Parenting 2.0, she boldly takes on the “status quo” of how we think about parenting.