Understanding Accidental Behavior

We stared at each other. I had only nano-seconds to make a judgement call. Was that intentional? Did she mean to spill that milk? Or was it an accident? I… View Post

TV Time Under Two

“Educational programming” for children under two is not educational at all. In fact, research has shown that there is some negative results from a child under two watching television. I know! That… View Post

Mealtime Offenses (and Defenses)

Mealtime can present a wide array of problems in behavior from your child, but luckily there is plenty you can do to stop it if you have a plan in… View Post

How to Prevent Whining

If you do not yet have a child old enough to whine, let me assure you it is one of the most frustrating habits a child can pick up. I… View Post

Discipline is a Step-by-step Process

This post builds off of the idea behind Factors that Influence Learning — so if you haven’t read that post (or if it has been a while), it would be good for… View Post

Immediate Happiness Is Not The End Goal

Hmmm….strange title. What do I mean happiness is not the end goal? Oh, I am glad you asked. Let me elaborate. “…childrearing gets reduced to avoidance of all negative emotions… View Post

How to Teach Your Baby Sign Language

How to Teach Your Baby Sign Language to enhance language development and avoid tantrums Teaching your baby sign language has many, many benefits. On Becoming Babywise Book Two has a chapter about doing… View Post