Category Archives: Babies

Children Learn Better when allowed to Correct their own Mistakes

By Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. Although most experts in the field don’t believe very young children demonstrate executive functions, I have noticed that very young children, including infants and toddlers, demonstrate a remarkable emerging ability to concentrate, focus their attention, persist … Continue reading

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Should we protect young children from hard work?

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. When my colleague, Deborah Silvis, and I decided to observe the conditions and approaches that fostered great emerging capabilities in young children (infants through 6 years old), we identified 7 inter-related keys that seemed to support … Continue reading

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First Key for Releasing the Brilliance of the Young Child

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. Surprised to observe emerging executive functions in very young children at Family Star Montessori School in Denver, Colorado, Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. and Deborah Silvis, Ph.D. Candidate decided to observe the conditions and approaches that fostered these … Continue reading

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7 Keys for Releasing Higher Intelligence in Babies

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., www.bornforbrilliance.com I was amazed and moved at the concentration and self-control I observed among infants and toddlers in a Montessori school in Denver. And these were not children from wealthy families at all– this was an … Continue reading

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Uncommon Ideas to Support Baby’s and Toddler’s Active, Self-Directed Learning

In the interest of bringing out the best in parents and young children, I talk a lot about allowing babies and toddlers to move about and explore and touch things. Of course, until they develop a bit more judgment, you … Continue reading

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Resist the modern approach of knocking the thinking right out of them!

Babies and young children are much more intelligent than we tend to give them credit for.  They are working very hard and adding new brain connections all the time– much more than we are. Did you know that young children … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Parents!

By Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., Author, Speaker, Parent and Leadership Coach ________________________________ In various dialogues with parents, I asked the question “what do you wish you had known or understood earlier as a parent?” Their thoughtful and wise responses have blown … Continue reading

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Insights of parents of babies and toddlers– Part 2

I asked parents of babies and toddlers about their experiences, challenges, and insights.  This post summarizes some of the insights they have developed as parents. Babies are strong!  As one mom put it:  At the beginning, I was so worried … Continue reading

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Insights of parents of babies — Part 1

Last post, I shared some of the challenges of parents of babies and a little about what they said helped them.   I also asked them to share what they have learned that they wished they had known sooner.  Here are … Continue reading

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Challenges of parents of babies

I have had some wonderful dialogues with parents of infants in recent weeks.  It’s so touching to hear how parents experience the stage of life parenting a brand new, unique person!  It’s so clear that it’s a tremendous time of … Continue reading

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