Category Archives: Toddlers

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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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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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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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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