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Miss Barbara’s Book Picks!

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
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Week 1 Welcome to Miss Barbara's Week 1 Book Pick! Scroll down to download our free activity guide to go along with this week's book! My Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak and _______ The Book With No Pictures is a favorite of ours for many reasons, but this book by the same author...

Helping Your Child Manage Big Emotions

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
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Why do our little ones have such big reactions? Self-regulation skills develop over time, but feelings come right away! Our little ones feel upset but are not yet equipped with several things needed to modulate that emotion. This doesn’t just apply when children are sad, frustrated, or angry…sometimes children show big positive emotions such as...

Building Resilience in Your Child

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
  • Parenting
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We have experience as parents, as an educator, and as a neuropsychologist. We have studied child development, child psychology, and early childhood education. And the one thing we hope to give our children is resiliency. But raising resilient children seems like a big (and vague!) task…so we thought we would talk about what it means...

Screen Free Road Trip- Toddler Edition

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
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We made it to Florida…after more than 17 hours in the car spanned over two days…with an 18-month-old. Before this road trip, we have not done screen time with our little one, except Facetime, so we decided to try and do this trip screen free as well. (Full disclosure- we did Facetime family a few...

Outsmarting Temper Tantrums

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
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The screaming, the crying, the kicking, the yelling. No matter where a tantrum occurs…in the privacy of your home or in public…these behaviors are frustrating and stressful for parents! Tantrums are one of the most common childhood behavioral concerns. Even the most well-behaved and well-regulated child is likely to exhibit some level of tantrums from...

Benefits of Family Time for Kids

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
  • Parenting
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For many children, this past year has brought extra time spent with family. As a parent, I have found myself worrying that my child is missing out on socialization time with peers and critical opportunities for learning how to function in the community around him. It doesn’t matter if you are sending your children to...

Winning the “Witching Hour”

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
  • Parenting
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Do you notice a period of time during the day, usually the late afternoon, when your child is especially restless, sensitive, or showing challenging behaviors? This is totally normal…but difficult to manage…especially since this time period often coincides with a time during the day when you need to get things done! At our house, we...

Why Should I Care About Self-Care?

  • Dr. Allie and Miss Barbara
  • Parenting, Self-care
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If you’re anything like us, self-care often falls at the end of our to-do list. We find ourselves saying, “If we get all of these tasks done, we will sit down and relax.” Not only that, but if we are lucky enough to make it through our to-do list, we seem to always find another...

Our Story

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We love kids. We love raising them. We love teaching them. We love helping them. We love inspiring them. And what’s more…we believe in our kids! We know they are the future of our world. We have the privilege of guiding them to be the best version of themselves and creating pathways for them to...
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