Category Archives: childhood

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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Teaching children to say “I’m sorry”

by Ginny Trierweiler, the Born for Brilliance Parenting Coach I was just asked today “How do I teach my child to apologize when she has done something wrong?  Why do children resist this?” There are some really good reasons children … Continue reading

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What to do when you see unsupervised children– Part 2

In the last post, I suggested that calling the police is probably not the first thing to do when you see unsupervised children.  Well, at lot of my work involves helping people raise toddlers who are thinking, courteous, and becoming … Continue reading

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What to do when you see unsupervised children– Part 1

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D., Author, Speaker, and Parent Coach I speak with parents and other adults about raising toddlers to be compassionate, thinking, self-reliant individuals. The other day, I was speaking with such a group and the topic came up– … 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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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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Physical Development and Walking– Rethinking “Containment”

The human infant has deep, intrinsic motivation to work on physical development– coordinated movement, balance, and fine motor skills–  and finds this work very rewarding. Babies work hard to reach, grasp, bring things to themselves, and get themselves to places they … Continue reading

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Babies are Amazing!

Before I go any further with this blog, I must encourage you to rent this movie! It is a documentary that follows four babies in different parts of the world– from birth to walking:  Hattie in San Francisco, Bayar in Mongolia, Mari … Continue reading

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