Golden Teddy Awards Announced

Parent Map’s Golden Teddy Awards were recently announced and for the fourth year in a row, Hop to Signaroo was a finalist for Seattle’s Best Baby and Toddler Class. For the last three years Hop to Signaroo has won for Best Parenting Class but, alas, we came in as . . . → Read More: Golden Teddy Awards Announced

Is Your Baby a Science Experiment?

One of the things I like best about teaching families how to sign with their babies, is that the practice is embraced by a very diverse group of parents, parents who often have varying parenting . . . → Read More: Is Your Baby a Science Experiment?

Naturally, Baby!

I’m a big proponent of alternative and naturopathic health practices. Food allergies are ultimately what led me to alternative, healing practices and I’ve been so pleased with the results I’ve seen in my physical and mental well-being. I’ve been going to acupuncturists for 10 years and naturopathic doctors even longer, and I’m healthier than . . . → Read More: Naturally, Baby!

Let's Make it a Three-peat!

Thanks to Hop to Singaroo’s very loyal fans and graduates, Hop to Signaroo was voted Best Parent Education Class and was a finalist for Best Infant or Toddler Class in the 2012 and 2011 Golden . . . → Read More: Let’s Make it a Three-peat!

I Love Ted and Ken....

Do you know Ted? I love Ted. Do you know Ken, whom I met through Ted? Oh, how I am crushin’ on Ken! Ok, let . . . → Read More: I Love Ted and Ken….

Keep Talkin', Momma!

I have been a longtime fan of Dr. Patricia Kuhl and Dr. Andrew Meltzoff.  They’re the co-directors of the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and the authors of The Scientist in the Crib:What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind, which is wonderful reading . . . → Read More: Keep Talkin’, Momma!

Parenting with Ease

Is one of your 2013 resolutions to have a calmer household? If so, I have some ideas to help you accomplish that. Of course, Hop to Signaroo classes will help you to effectively and . . . → Read More: Parenting with Ease

The Science of Successful Parenting...No Matter What Culture You Live In

I’m pleased to announce that this blog entry is a guest post from colleague Nita Talwar, a parenting coach and the founder of Peak Experience Parenting.

So, whom are you going to listen to for parenting advice? Will you follow Amy Chua’s disciplined approach from her book . . . → Read More: The Science of Successful Parenting…No Matter What Culture You Live In

Gobble, Gobble, Grateful

Every time I count my blessing, babies, toddlers and children top the list. Dare I say, I’m even grateful for teenagers. In my 20+ years of teaching, I’ve taught every age of kids, babies to teens and have enjoyed every age group. They’re all delightful in their own way and have much to . . . → Read More: Gobble, Gobble, Grateful

Sanity Circus

Looking for a little more sanity in your household or educational center and FREE training to learn how to replace traditional authoritarian styles of relating to children with more emotionally healthy, more democratic methods? If so, you may want to look into the upcoming Sanity Circus series.

What is Sanity Circus? It’s an award-winning, . . . → Read More: Sanity Circus