Hi. My name is Sarah Fader and I have a problem. My two year old son, Ari (who I love more than anything in the world) grabs toys from other kids. He also hits other children. Though I realize that this behavior is normal for his age, I still don't know how to discipline him [...]
I now present to you, the word of the day: Owl!
It's been a long day. I was spacing out on the couch, and Ari was happily drawing in his notebook with his crayons, so I thought. Turns out I was wrong."Oh my G-d!" I heard Wil exclaim from the other couch. Wil is a really mellow guy, so I knew something truly shocking must be [...]
Recently, my son has developed a fascination with standing on his head. Sometimes I do it with him.I was thinking about going on craigslist and buying a used gymnastics mat to further his love of headstands and other acrobatics.He's not the only toddler I've seen stand on his head! My friend Josina's son ( and [...]
Something alarming is happening to my child at night; he wakes up (usually around midnight) breaks out of his room, screams and runs up to me (I am passed out on the couch at this time) freaking out as if he has been battling with monsters with three heads. I try to calm him down, [...]
As a child, I had a difficult time learning to hold a pencil. I later found out that this was connected to the fact that I skipped that crawling stage as a baby! I sat down with Christine Labeste, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, to get the scoop on crawling. Here's what she had to say: ' [...]
Yesterday my parents were babysitting my son while my boyfriend and I were out. When we returned my dad had an ominous look on his face."I have to tell you something." He said, the guilt so apparent that it was leaking off of his face." What?" I asked, already annoyed."Ari fell...off the bed and bumped [...]