Myeong-Soon Lee

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A Creative Alternative To Baby TV Time

The last thing you’re going to catch me doing is provoking parental guilt. So, I’m going to assume you’ve heard all about the hazards of TV for …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

Cognitive development research is – like its subjects – still in its infancy, but it seems that our tiny tots are a lot smarter than science once gave them credit for<p>My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG …

The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013

<i>“It is an error … to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large,”</i> J. R. R. Tolkien wrote in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing …

Plugging in tiny brains

It was just a matter of time, I guess. Fisher Price has just released the iPad bouncy seat for infants.Although there is currently no published …

The art of observation | Mamas in the Making

<b>Recently we have been having lots of conversations about struggle and observation. And observing the struggle, both in ourselves and in our children.</b> …

RIE Parenting Basics (9 Ways to Put Respect into Action)

In recent weeks, several readers have asked me to write a post they can share with family and friends to explain Magda Gerber’s RIE basics. …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

Acting With The Eyes of Compassion – A Toddler CAN Do This!

To act with the eyes of compassion is an expression I came across in my past work at a Catholic school. Something about these words struck a chord …

Shhh…Babies Playing (Scenes From a RIE Parenting Class)

I have a reverence for babies at play. Actually, any child at play. Even when my 9-year old builds forts, or creates stories with his soldiers, …

Nearly 25 Years of Fathering -- and All I've Got Are These 3 Lousy Tips

I haven't read many parenting books. And I know, that's a little surprising for a guy who spends most of his time talking and writing about being a dad.<p>So, if you chose to read no further, I understand. It's pitiful. I know.<p>But what I lack in reading and scholarly research, I've compensated for …

Don’t Stand Me Up

An infant sits stiffly on the floor, unable to move his legs or extend his arms without losing his balance… A toddler steps off a platform and takes …

How to Raise a Low Media Child (Without Going Insane)

<i>This is a guest post from the amazing and talented Mindy Wood from Purposefully Simple.</i><p>We all know that screen time in excess can be harmful to …

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