Category Archives: Babies

7 Secrets to Having a Calm, Happy Home with a Young Child

by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler, BCC, Born 4 Brilliance Coach I can’t put my 14 month old down at all without him crying and throwing a fit. I need a break!  What can I do?? I feel like I am constantly … Continue reading

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Is Bullying a Normal and Inevitable Part of Childhood?

“9 year old West Virginia boy commits suicide due to bullying.” This is a parent’s worst nightmare. And bullying appears to be on the rise in the United States at this time. Teachers describe an increase in bullying based on … Continue reading

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What can a child become GREAT at?

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., Parent Coach When Manuel arrived at preschool at 3 years old, he was already identified with speech delays and considered to be on a path toward school failure. Fortunately, his teachers noticed his fascination with geography and maps … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Teaching children to say “sorry”– Part 2– how to treat mistakes

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., the Born for Brilliance parent coach In the next post, I will share more specific suggestions about how to help your child learn to apologize when she really ought to.  In this post, I will address … Continue reading

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Developing Intelligence and Self-Reliance

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., child psychologist and parent coach I studied child development in depth for more than 30 years, so I know that babies are intelligent and inherently driven to learn.  But I didn’t realize how capable infants and … Continue reading

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Believing in the Young Child’s Abilities

What must adults do to nurture young children’s development—particularly their development of critical capabilities, such as initiative, concentration, persistence, self-control, and the ability to focus attention– abilities, necessary for organizing oneself to achieve a goal? One key has to do … Continue reading

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Young Children allowed to work to their Heart’s Content…

What allows toddlers and young children to develop great executive functions and the ability to organize themselves toward a goal?   One key is that children must have work to do that is interesting to them and is optimally challenging. … Continue reading

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