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Is “benign neglect” best for kids?

Which is better for kids — Helping Them as Much as Possible or “Benign Neglect?” by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D.   Recently, I was visiting a woman at a nursing home and saw in her room a Reader’s Digest article titled … Continue reading

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The surprising truth about “educational” toys

Did your child just get lots of new toys for Christmas? You should know that many of the toys being marketed as educational for young children actually interfere with learning and development. See the New York Times article at the link … Continue reading

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Giving babies (and toddlers) the opportunity to do for themselves!

It was a remarkable scene — to my eyes—though completely unremarkable, it seemed, to the toddlers.  The young children (between 14 and 24 months of age) and their teachers were getting ready for lunch time.  Two children were conscientiously putting … Continue reading

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Babies are people, after all!

As a child psychologist, I thought I already knew that babies were people! But, then I had lots of opportunity to watch infants over the past several years working in a Montessori school.  Watching the infant classrooms, I have been … Continue reading

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