Category - Birth – First Year

Staying Connected with Your Partner

Birth - First Year
Parenting Skills

For those of you with young babies, the idea of a romantic evening with your partner may seem a far distant fantasy. You may have only a dim memory of your partner’s sensuous touch or an uninterrupted conversation about your attachment to each other.   One mother recently wrote: “It has been seven months since I had my son, and my husband and I are having a hard time finding time for each other. It seems that whenever we are settling in, my son starts to cry. What can we do?” First, it’s so important to remember that you’re not alone…. Continue Reading

Posted by Admin on May 13, 2013

Media & Young Children: What Parents Need to Know About Screen Time

Birth - First Year
Media Safety
Parenting Skills

While children of all ages need guidance and parameters for healthy media use, young children in particular need limits on their media exposure. If you have an infant, toddler, or preschooler, here is what you need to know to establish a healthy media diet and an environment that nurtures your child’s growth and development. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time—computers, smart phones, TV—for children under two years. During the first two years of life, babies’ brains triple in size. This incredible neurological growth requires interaction with a loving caregiver and three-dimensional exploration. Media exposure steals time away… Continue Reading

Posted by Holly Pedersen on October 8, 2012

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