Babies & Toddlers

Why Empathy is Your No.1 Parenting Tool – AHA Parenting
Empathy: The Foundation of Emotional Health
When Empathy Doesn’t Work

Responding to Tantrums – by Corné Waldeck

Baby and Toddler Sleep Problems – by Corné Waldeck
It is a myth that babies are capable of sleeping through the night, or that they are able to “self-sooth”.

Baby Bonding – Circle of Security

The scientific evidence against spanking, time-outs and sleep training – by Roger Thompson

New AAP recommendations – 2016: Pediatricians say infants should sleep in parents’ room for the first year

Why kids hit siblings and how to help them stop – by Laura Markham

What to do when a toddler bites, hits, shoves or throws – by Sarah Ockwell Smith

How children develop empathy – by Lawrence Kutner

Gentle sleep resources – by Tracy Cassels

Helping toddlers understand their emotions – by Claire Lerner

The Hand Model of the Brain – by Daniel Siegel

We are fortunate to have mostly play-based preschools in South Africa. The following article explains why too much academic pressure at the preschool level could be counterproductive: Early academic training produces long-term harm – by Peter Gray