How to Talk to Young Children About What’s Happening to Families at the Border

“If your children ask why [the children] are not with their parents, you do not need to go into technical (or gruesome) detail, but can say something like, ‘Our country has a lot of rules about who can and can’t come in. Some people are afraid that letting in too many grown-ups won’t be safe. We believe that the safest thing for everyone is to keep families together.'”

Read Article Originally published June 25, 2018 on Big City Moms.

Big Feelings in a Small Package: When Your Toddler Becomes the Older Sibling

Why we should let our children feel their feelings when a new sibling comes along.

Read Article Originally published April 4, 2016 on Big City Moms.

Managing Toddler Behavior: The Importance of the “L Words”

How learning to balance structure and compassion helps your kid grow and thrive.

Read Article Originally published August 3, 2015 on Big City Moms.

The Role of Empathy: How to Get the Behavior You Want From Your Toddler, Part 3

The value of seeing the world through your child’s eyes.

Read Article Originally published March 12, 2015 on Big City Moms.

Be Creative: How to Get the Behavior You Want from Your Toddler, Part 2

Playful strategies for when positive attention just isn’t enough.

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The Power of Attention: How to Get the Behavior You Want From Your Toddler, Part 1

Why your attention is your most valuable gift and most powerful tool.

Read Article Originally published November 3, 2014 on Big City Moms.