A Surprising Question…”Big Kid Beds”

A Surprising Question…”Big Kid Beds”

Feb 21

For those of you who haven’t read the “about me” section, I’ve been working with children for about a decade, which clearly means that I’ve been working with parents for about a decade as well.  I get questions every day about anything and everything you can imagine regarding parenting, child rearing, child development, and more.  At this point, I’d like to...

5 Hints for Successful Potty Training

5 Hints for Successful Potty Training

Feb 18

Written By: Ryan Rudnick Potty training is no easy task, but it’s inevitable for every parent.  There are hundreds, if not thousands of resources out there, all saying to do something completely different.  Some say stay at home for a (very) long weekend and force your child to use the bathroom every half our until the get comfortable with it.  Some say use pull ups, some say to avoid...

Teaching Children to Dress Themselves

Teaching Children to Dress Themselves

Feb 18

Written by: Ryan Rudnick Recently, a mother of a child at work asked me how she could help her child get himself dressed in the morning.  Her child is physically able to get himself dressed, but uses the oh-so-popular “look at that!” distraction method to avoid getting dressed.  No matter what she does, he tries to distract her with something else that’s happening. In situations like...