Protecting That Beautiful Smile

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

You know what’s really cute?  Seeing your kid smile and get excited about brushing their teeth!  You know what’s even cuter?  Watching your four-year old grab their toothbrush and bring out the little one for his 16-month old sister as well!   Continue reading

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Funny Talk

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

I believe that seeing children smile or laugh are two of the top of the things that bring joy for most caregivers.  I know how much I adore my son’s hysterical laugh and how hilarious my daughter’s little “I want to laugh too” chuckle is.   Continue reading

New Year, New You

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

It’s a New Year!  The calendar has switched over and for many people this feels like a time of change, of new opportunity and perhaps starting over.  Many resolutions are made about working out more, eating better, or changing a habit.  These resolutions are often well-intentioned and typically self-focused.  May I suggest a different type of resolution if you’re looking to make a change in the New Year?  How about a resolution that involves the special little ones in your life? Continue reading

Peek-a-Boo!

This post originally was published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

Peek-a-boo seems to be a game that nearly all young children love to play.  I’m not sure if it’s the anticipation of when they will see you again or the actual reappearance you make that they enjoy most, but whatever it is, peek-a-boo is often a favorite game of little ones.   Continue reading

Seasons of Life

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

You know something is a little off but you can’t quite pinpoint it. Your daily interactions with your kid have felt a little strained, maybe at times like you’re going through the motions. If you have more than one child you may feel like you’re getting along better with one, while having a hard time understanding the other. You may be quick to snap at them or just plain tired and having a hard time fully focusing. Continue reading