Who is Attracted to Narcissists and Why

What conditions contribute to the attraction, intoxication, or codependency of one adult on another with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder? What is the codependent/narcissistic dynamic? The potentially codependent adult suffers from an inner belief that she or he is less important than others. These painful feelings that give this person an experience of themselves as inadequate…

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Empathy in Preschoolers

INSTILLING VALUES IN PRESCHOOLERS There seems to be a common set of core values that most parents want to instill in their children: kindness and empathy. The best way to teach these values is by demonstrating them. When young children reveal these attributes, parents are proud not only of their kids, but of themselves. Children…

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Why Kids Hit and What to Do About it

Why Do Kids Hit? Hitting like all behavior is a message–a communication that the child cannot put into words so they put it into action. Whether it’s an unusual occurrence or a frequent one, at all ages, there is an important message. The parent’s job of course is for the child and person being hit…

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Parenting Issues as a Result of Long-Haul COVID-19

Have you been feeling lately like your kids need you more than ever? Are they asking when you and they will get all their vaccinations? Do they question when they’ll go to school all the time and not take quarantines at home anymore? Are they frustrated with online learning? Do they miss their friends –…

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Do You Have a Newborn? Playing is Communicating

If you have a newborn remember that nonverbal play is communicating. Playing includes hugging, skin to skin closeness, eye love, smile gazing, encouraging brief tummy time. We listen to cries and fussing carefully because the baby is speaking to us about what’s on her mind. Yes her mind is alert from day 1. Behavior is…

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  Subscribe           New Book from One of Our Contributors at Upjourney Playing with Baby: Researched-Based Play to Bond with Your Baby from Birth to Year One – by Laurie Hollman A baby hears her mother’s voice in utero, claps her hands a few months later, plays peekaboo over and over…

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The Value of Independent Play for Toddlers and Kids ages 4-6

During the Pandemic children are playing by themselves more often, especially if their parents are working. While they surely need our participation, they also benefit from learning to enjoy their own company. Toddlers Toddlers naturally play independently because they are thrilled to be so mobile. Once walking and climbing and even jumping are part of…

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