Overview of New Book, Playing with Baby

Title: Playing with Baby: Researched-Based Play to Bond with Your Baby from Birth to Year One Published by: Familius Release Date: July 6, 2021 Pages: 264 ISBN13: 978-1641704663 Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, FamiliusOVERVIEW A baby hears her mother’s voice in utero, claps her hands a few months later, plays peekaboo over and over and…

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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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Is Your Partner a Narcissistic Parent?

Yahoo! Life  May 18, 2021 by Patrick A. Coleman Until you have a child, you never really know what kind of parent you or your partner will be. But raising kids tends to clarify a person’s psychology, letting both strengths and weaknesses shine through. Because, whether kids are triumphant or having a tantrum, parents have…

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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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Children Observe Parents Carefully for Signposts About Our World

Children take the business of growing up seriously these days. Faced with the restrictions of COVID resulting in limited social contacts, they may often feel unheard and alone. They hear about vaccinations coming, but they’re hardly first on the list. Neither are their parents. And their grandparents keep waiting for more vaccines to arrive at…

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Let’s Applaud and Love Our Ten-Year-Olds

Recent national events that have been before us unhidden and unbidden for years in our adult lives are now encroaching on our children. Last week they heard words like “siege” and “insurrection” as they heard adults question the longevity of democracy. For more than a year now they have been attentive to the rules surrounding…

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How to Raise Kids to Not Become Narcissistic Adults

Narcissism is in the political wind today. How do parents raise their kids to grow up to be empathic, industrious, happy adults with healthy mutual relationships? Meet Your Child’s Needs without Overindulgence Having early childhood needs for dependence and independence are normal. When met in a timely, developmentally appropriate, empathic manner the child learns his…

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Reducing Election Anxiety in American Families

During turbulent times, a national election stirs anxiety due to intense preoccupation about the health and welfare of all the people in our nation—adults and children. To allay this anxiety in adults taking active steps to participate in the election reduces a sense of helplessness held by individuals facing the spiraling of COVID 19 and…

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Identifying and Managing Exhaustion in Kids

Some kids get exhausted. Exhaustion means extreme mental or physical fatigue. It also results from enervation, a feeling of being drained of energy or vitality; a weariness and fatigue that occurs when kids feel depleted due to stress. Different youngsters with a wide range of needs, beliefs, opinions, imaginings, intentions and goals may be suffering…

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