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Praising a new skill: Bike riding || Alabando una nueva habilidad: andar en bicicleta

We bought a balance bike this week and it’s been amazing! Our son loves riding it and we have not had to carry him once since he got it, which has given my arms (and my husband’s shoulders) a well-deserved break. Needless to say, we have spent the whole weekend outdoors teaching him to ride… Continue reading Praising a new skill: Bike riding || Alabando una nueva habilidad: andar en bicicleta

Parent-child attachment relationship || Relación de apego entre padres e hijos

What is the parent-child attachment relationship? In his theory of attachment, Bowlby described the parent-child attachment relationship as a connection between a child and parent that helps keep the child safe and nurtured. Through repeated interactions with their parents, children learn how parents will respond to their needs (e.g., if they cry will the caregiver… Continue reading Parent-child attachment relationship || Relación de apego entre padres e hijos

Coercive Parent-Child Interaction Cycle || Ciclo de interacción coercitiva entre padres e hijos

What is a coercive parent-child interaction cycle? Externalizing behaviors, such as tantrums, are common in young children. However, if these behaviors persist long term they can have negative immediate and long-term impacts on the child and their family (e.g., externalizing behaviour has been linked to poor social and academic performance, increased parental stress) [1-4]. In… Continue reading Coercive Parent-Child Interaction Cycle || Ciclo de interacción coercitiva entre padres e hijos

Children are amazing and hilarious||Los niños son increíbles y divertidos

This post is about the amazing things about babies and toddlers. Just as a reminder that children are amazing and hilarious.  Babies The first time they do anything: Smile Laugh Crawl Walk Hug you back Kiss you Wiggle to music (dance) Say their first words The look of excitement on their face every time you… Continue reading Children are amazing and hilarious||Los niños son increíbles y divertidos

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