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What to Expect From a Lactation Consultant

Tamara Guo Lactation Consultants, Nursing, Parent Routines, Resources

As new Moms, we are told that nursing our babies is the best for them nutritionally and helps to develop a closeness and bond with our newborn. But what if you or your baby are having difficulty with breast feeding? Who can you turn to for advice and help besides friends or relatives that may have nursed their own children? …

Tamara GuoWhat to Expect From a Lactation Consultant
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Dad and Baby: The Importance of Daddy Time

Betsy Gamza Daddy Time, Parent Routines

Mommy grows the baby in her womb. She and the baby spend all day every day together during pregnancy. Mommy feels every kick, every movement, every hiccup, every painful contraction during labor, and every push until the baby’s magical arrival in to our world. Where does Daddy fit in? Baby needs her mother for feeding (especially when nursing), and other …

Betsy GamzaDad and Baby: The Importance of Daddy Time
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Meal Preparation For Kids: How To Get Them Involved

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Cooking Together, Meal Preparation, Mealtime, Parent Routines

It can be exhausting to complete all of the tasks and demands of the day. Throw children into the mix and things can be even more challenging. Meal preparation is one routine that does not have to be one of the day’s stressors! When it’s time to get a meal together, keeping children occupied is tricky. They are getting hungry …

Day2DayParentingMeal Preparation For Kids: How To Get Them Involved
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How to Make Transitions Easier for Your Toddler

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Parent Routines, Positioning, Switching Activities

Many parents or caregivers discover at one time or another that transitions in daily routines can be very challenging with a toddler, particularly if that means ending a favorite activity or beginning a non-preferred one. While most toddlers have tantrums from time to time, there are some strategies that you can use to help make transitions easier for your child…and …

Day2DayParentingHow to Make Transitions Easier for Your Toddler
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15 Tips for Surviving Air Travel with Children

Tamara Guo Parent Routines, Resources

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there, the 5 hours flight with the screaming baby or the kid kicking the seat relentlessly behind us. Whether you were the parent of said child, or just another passenger, no doubt you were frustrated, if not completely annoyed. Babies and little kids cry, and sometimes even the most well prepared parent can do …

Tamara Guo15 Tips for Surviving Air Travel with Children
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Preventing Tantrums at the Store

Stephanie Saikaly Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Errands, Parent Routines

You are perusing the aisles at Target (or insert the name of your favorite store) and you hear a child screaming for a candy bar at the checkout counter. Now, what if the above-described child is YOUR child?  This is when we need to consider intervention strategies. How can we avoid that embarrassing supermarket meltdown from happening in the first …

Stephanie SaikalyPreventing Tantrums at the Store
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Hand Holding Tips for Parents with Toddlers

Stephanie Saikaly Behavior, Child Routines, Discipline, Parent Routines

Holding your toddler’s hand can be one of the most beautiful connections between caregivers and children.  Yet, what if your toddler/child simply refuses to hold your hand?  What are we do to when we need to guide them or protect them from danger?  This is a topic often covered in sessions with my families who are concerned with safety and …

Stephanie SaikalyHand Holding Tips for Parents with Toddlers
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Tips for Playing With Your Toddler

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Parent Routines, Play Time

Parenting a toddler is a challenge, even more so if you already have older or younger children in your home. Many parents often wish that their children ages 12-36 months would just “stay still” for a bit so they could catch a break.

Tamara GuoTips for Playing With Your Toddler