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...

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...

 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...

Question:  Begin as you wish to proceed. What does this mean for parents and caregivers of infants?

I’ll begin with the caveat that I don’t know that this is a direct quotation from Magda Gerber. Like many brilliant historical figures, we sometimes attribute meanin...

Question: "What are some ways to support diversity both at home and in child care
settings?" 

Supporting diversity, like most learning, is nurtured over a period of time under the umbrella of
an individual’s nature and experiences. Being inclusive and accepting of other...

Question: “I have a 3 month old baby. I often wonder if, are infants’ born with an innate sense of morality. What do you think?”

            One of RIE’s® defining ideas is that infants are capable, curious, intelligent people from day one, who are eager to understand t...