Question: What are some suggestions for timeless gifts for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers?

 I love natural materials for babies especially when they are not just touching, but mouthing things as they learn about the world.  Wood, metal, cotton . . . I also like to...

October 25, 2019

Who am I? 

 Melody was raised in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, running through the trees, chasing wild animals, and scraping the dirt from her feet before going indoors. Melody started her career with children early, when she was just a child herself. Volunteer...

Question: "How can we prepare for the birth of the second child?"

So, you’re having another baby! Congratulations! Now, don’t panic. How do you prepare your firstborn? I will cover some essentials which include how to respond compassionately and confidently to your firs...

Question: "How can we help our children, and ourselves, move through life's transitions more peacefully?"

 Transitions can be hard for all people and particularly so for young children who lack the broader frame of reference that adults often have.  Transitions can incl...

September 15, 2019

Hi. I am Nina Xu from Beijing, China. Little Park Child Care, I work with, is a beautiful fruit that evolved from a 2 hours playgroup at my living room 2015. It is beautiful because everything is empowered by our community of respectful and resourceful parents. How ama...

 Question: I am going back to work soon and am wondering if you can help guide me. What are some of the key things to look for when seeking the 'right' caregiver for your infant?

Dear Baby,

Soon it will be time for me to go back to work and I have been wondering about th...

May 24, 2019

Who Am I?

Larissa Neilson holds degrees in Business Administration and Law. She is an author, Infant/Toddler specialist, CEO and founder of Riesers™ Inc.While working as a nanny, she discovered the work of Dr. Emmi Pikler through Magda Gerber’s RIE® (Resources for Infan...