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Raising a Young Child to be Calm, Thoughtful and Able to Focus their Attention– Tip #2

by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler, parent coach This is one of a series of articles about how to raise young children to be calm, thoughtful and able to focus their attention. There are many times in life that we need to … 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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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 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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The Gift of Choice and Being Allowed to Play at Something Challenging

Young children are so much more intelligent and capable than we tend to give them credit for.  Did you know that a 3 year old has more brain connections than you or I do? This picture shows that the density … 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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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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