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Helping the Young Child Develop Self-Awareness and Self-Control– Emotional Intelligence Part 2

Let’s begin with two well-established premises and a conclusion: 1st premise: A huge amount of brain development occurs in the first three years of life. 2nd premise: People with high emotional intelligence find it easier to be successful in life. … Continue reading

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How to Help the Young Child Become Emotionally Intelligent

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., Parent Coach People with high emotional intelligence find it easier to be successful in life. They have better mental health, job performance, and leadership skills. Young children are immature in every way, including their emotional development, … Continue reading

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The surprising truth about “educational” toys

Did your child just get lots of new toys for Christmas? You should know that many of the toys being marketed as educational for young children actually interfere with learning and development. See the New York Times article at the link … Continue reading

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Raising a Young Child with Healthy Eating Habits

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., BCC, Parent Coach As the family joined together to enjoy Christmas dinner, I noticed my cousin having a disagreement with her 4 year old son over the food. She was piling turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and peas … Continue reading

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Tips for Teaching New Skills to a Toddler

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., Parent Coach Tips for teaching a toddler a new skill. Have you ever tried to teach a toddler how to do something they haven’t yet learned to do, such as brush their teeth or clean the table … Continue reading

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Child-rearing changes cause more stress in our relationships with young children

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., Board Certified Coach About 15 years ago, having already studied child development for many years and worked with hundreds of children and families, I had an experience that opened my eyes to how much more brilliant … Continue reading

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Child-rearing has changed– and it’s not all good! Part 1

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D.– Parent Coach  What have you noticed about child-rearing changes in the US in recent decades? I’ve noticed some positive changes.  It seems that more parents are more warm and affectionate with their children than in the … Continue reading

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Helicopter parenting– where does it come from– and how can we avoid it?

By Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. Where does helicopter parenting come from?  Isn’t it just a super-extraordinary form of love? I became very curious about this 10 years ago when I first observed toddlers and young children demonstrating much more capability, courtesy, and … Continue reading

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How to help your young child learn to say “Sorry”– and mean it!

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. Let’s face it—apologizing isn’t particularly easy for anyone!  If we’ve done something wrong, it’s hard to admit it.  We can feel like we’re “losing face” when we apologize.  And, if someone tells us we have to … Continue reading

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How helicopter parenting leads to tantrums

Some of the parents I work with are worried about becoming the dreaded helicopter parent– described in the media and in research as a parent who hovers constantly over their child, overprotecting the child to the point of hindering the child’s growth and development.   The … Continue reading

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