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How to Help Your Kid Calm Down

We all know that toddlers and preschoolers have BIG emotions!  We don’t want to squash those emotions; rather, we want to help our children learn that they can be in control of their feelings, instead of letting their feelings rule them.  This important skill is called emotional self-regulation.  It is one of the most important skills learned in early childhood, … [Read more...]

A Playful Way to Teach Kids to Control their Anger

A friend recently sent me a link to THIS STORY by NPR about a researcher in the 1970s who noticed that the Inuit community where she was staying had very strong cultural expectations about people controlling their negative emotions (especially anger and disappointment). Although they never raised their voices to reprimand their children, all of the children grew up to have … [Read more...]

Holiday Book Sale

Many of my readers don't know that my mom is none other than Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author of the classic early childhood book You Are Your Child's First Teacher.  Up till now I've kept it mostly on the down-low, but now I'm letting the cat out of the bag!  So...if you've read her book, then you automatically know lots of stories about my childhood.  Yes...I really used to climb … [Read more...]

What Reviewers Are Saying

I was pleased to be approached by Gail Cornwall (gailcornwall.com) for a review copy of Joyful Toddlers & Preschoolers: Create A Life that You and Your Child Both Love.  Gail is a freelancer for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Salon, The New York Times, among others.  She also writes parenting articles for Scary Mommy, Parenting Magazine, and more. After a nail-biting … [Read more...]

Join Our Play Garden Classes!

Registration is now open for 2018 Play Garden classes!  A Waldorf-inspired curriculum includes seasonal songs and circle games, puppet shows, eating a home-made snack together, and weekly activities such as gardening, baking, crafts, or water play.  Parents are welcome to play with their children, do practical work, or relax and chat.  Please click here for more information and … [Read more...]

Faith on This Week In America

I had a fun interview with Ric Bratton on the radio show This Week In America, which airs in 128 markets.  It's only 18 minutes long, and we talk about establishing mutually responsive relationships with kids, how to respond to their needs instead of reacting to their whims, how to let children help in meaningful ways, and much more. Ric is interested and engaging; the time … [Read more...]

Holiday Book Sale!

For just three weeks, get 25% off, with free shipping in the continental U.S.  Have you had your eye on my book but haven't taken the plunge yet?  Were you thinking of getting it as a gift for new parents you know?  Now's the time!  Plus I'll sign your book and am happy to personalize it if you wish. People on Amazon have been leaving rave reviews: "I want to memorize every … [Read more...]

Faith on “Take Charge of Your Life”

On November 20th I had the pleasure of  interviewing with Eleanor Bobrow on WDIY public radio in Pennsylvania.  Her show is called "Take Charge of Your Life."  In the interview I talk about strengthening your relationship with your child, avoiding (and dealing with) tantrums, some thoughts on television, and more.  Take a listen! Stream the interview … [Read more...]

The Joyful Toddlers Book!

I'm excited and proud to announce Joyful Toddlers & Preschoolers: Create A Life that You and Your Child Both Love, by Hohm Press.  The release date is set for October 2017, but you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon. It has been such an amazing process to write this book, and going through the production process with my editing team.  This book is a wonderful … [Read more...]

Join My Parent-Child Classes!

I'm wonderfully excited to be starting the Joyful Toddlers Play Garden, an outdoor parent-child Class in Arvada, CO for children ages 1-5 and their parents.  It will take place in the garden behind my home, a half-acre play space that's fully fenced, and chock-full of exciting play spaces for children. For dates, prices, lots more pictures and to register, click here. While … [Read more...]

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