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Child Care,

Child Development

& Wellbeing

July 21, 2019

Standing on the porch with her parents, our two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter waved at a passing plane, “Bye Grammie and Papa.”  Her bright eyes and sun-kissed cheeks radiated love. “They’re going to get Papa’s cancer,” she said.

While the plane at which she waved was random, the experience was not. My husband and I were traveling from our home in Minneapolis towards a five-week residency in Chicago. A clinical trial at the University offered hope in reigning in an aggressive cancer that had...

November 17, 2018

Were you spanked as a kid? I was.

And for the most part, we think we turned out okay.

So, why has the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its stance on discipline? New research shows lifelong consequences:

“Research has shown that striking a child, yelling at or shaming them can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes in the brain's architecture.”

Let’s think about spanking as a correction for misbehavior by age groups.


Numerous research studies show that a responsive, safe, and consist...

July 6, 2017

I recently received an email from a friend asking about biting. A family close to her was told to find a new childcare setting for their 18 month-old because their toddler was biting other kids.

As I read the message, I felt heaviness in my heart for the toddler and her family and compassion for the bitten children and their families. I noticed my desire to work with the teachers and center director, understanding the competing demands of a busy toddler room. And, it reminded me that biting is a...

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