Author: Well & Ready

The Path Ahead

How often have you heard from parents with older children say, “Oh boy, they grow up so fast!” It may not seem so when you’re mired in diapers or chasing a two-year old, but the universal experience of parenting is that the older a child gets the faster time speeds by.

Staying Sane as a Parent: How Mindfulness Can Help

When we’re hustling to get a child out the door and make it to the bus stop on time, or watching in horror as our toddler throws a tantrum in the aisles of the grocery store, it can be hard to be the chill, measured parent we hoped we would be.  When an older kid breaks curfew, or fails a class, or struggles to make friends, we lie awake at night fretting for hours, because we know there is no easy solution.

Raising a Secure Baby to Become a Secure Adult

Your baby boy gazes at you adoringly, breaks into a smile that reveals his toothless gums and laughs out loud—he has a sense of humor! He is so smart! He’s responding to my face, you think —and then he farts.  Your baby girl is gloriously happy wiggling her arms and legs around frantically – she looks so content and happy–… and then she begins to shriek—is she scared? is something hurting her? is she just bored?

Situation: My toddler keeps biting his peers. What to do.

Source: Toddlers and Biting: Finding the Right Response Feb 22, 2016 Trying your best to understand the underlying cause of the biting will help you develop an effective response. Children bite in order to cope with a challenge or fulfill a need. Over time, and with assistance, your child will stop biting and use more appropriate ways to express her needs. (Credit: Zoeytoja /

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.