Have a toddler? Don’t know when to introduce the potty? Watch this video and get some tips on what to expect.
It was summer and I sat on the floor leaning on the edge of my newborn daughter’s crib in tears. From the outside I had everything a new mom could wish for, a loving husband, a cooperative extended family, and presents from near and far welcoming our daughter into our world. On the floor of her bedroom none of that mattered, I was in pain and I wanted to die. I cried as I planned...
Many parents and teachers use Time Out as a way to discipline children. Are you certain that you are using it correctly? Does it work for your child? Watch this video and get information on how to use Time Out in the most effective way...
Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center:
Q: WHY DOES MY CHILD HIDE AND SHOW FEAR WHEN ADULTS ENTER HER CLASSROOM?
Skipping school, lying, hiding things from parents, taking an Uber at 2am, or in this case shoplifting are all examples of risky behavior that some teens may take. Watch this to learn why and how to handle it.
Granny, Abuelo, Pop Pop- these are magic labels in our imagination when we think about our children and their relationship with their grandparents. But what if their presence creates more chaos than help? We want them to be a part of our children's lives and sometimes we need them to help us with the care-giving. Watch this interview I hosted with mommy blogger LadydeeLG and get some answers around this topic.
You are avoiding "the sex talk" but avoiding it won't help your children.
Here I chat with board certified sex therapist, Gabriela Galvan de Antillon of Blue Pearl Therapeutic to know why it's important.
The wind is blowing my hat towards my cheek, and I can hear my children laughing with their daddy. It is an absolutely breathtaking day on Miami Beach, and I feel like crying. My mind is flooded with negative thoughts: I'm a bad mom because I won't play with them in the water and my children's memories of fun times will always include mom on the sideline watching them looking serious. It is always painful to sit in a happy place full of remorse and regret. I know this is universal for most of us as parents.
I was recently a guest on Telemundo’s national morning show Un Nuevo Dia and was asked to help their TV audience process the previous day’s terrorist attacks in Brussels with their children. Here is the script, since I feel that this is relevant information for all families.
Ever wonder if you are raising a villain?
Do you love Stars Wars and want to understand it from a child development point of view?
Get the answers to both of these questions in these videos: