YOUR BABY NEEDS A CHANGE

listen It’s easy to get into a rut with your baby, playing with them in the same spot with the same toys in the same ways. That makes sense: when you find a way to keep your baby content and happy, you tend to want to stick with it. The problem with this sameness is […]

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HOW TO HANDLE YOUR BABY’S FEARS

You’ve probably noticed that between 6 and 18 months, your baby’s growing cognition and awareness may also trigger sudden fears and insecurities. They may start to cry at loud sounds like the vacuum cleaner or blender or become afraid of taking baths or being around a familiar dog. Your baby may even show fear towards […]

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DOES GENTLE PARENTING = PRIVILEGE PARENTING?

The constant debate has shaken parents to their core on a topic that has truly never been discussed in this light before. Which is Gentle Parenting is privileged parenting.  Yes, I said it! and it’s very true. As a retired educator of more than 10+ years and certified adult and child psychologist with a focus […]

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MYTHS OF BREASTFEEDING – ESPECIALLY FOR BLACK WOMEN

BREASTFEEDING WHILE A BROWN WOMAN IS LIKE WAITING FOR RAIN IN THE DESERT. FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. – Laura Valentine Most women don’t produce enough milk. The vast majority of women do produce just the right amount of milk for their babies, no supplementing required. However, it is a common fear among moms that their babies are […]

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GENTLE PARENTING BOOK LIST

This has to be my most requested blog post of all time and for good reason. I have curated a collection below of about a dozen books that together cover all of the vital aspects of gentle parenting (also known as attachment, respectful, peaceful, positive, parenting). As an educator with training and certificates in infant/adolescence […]

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