Read, Read, Read!!!

My daughter has been writing her own book at bedtime lately.  She crafted a Springtime story about flowers and colors that made my heart melt a little!

“Parents who read with their young children, tell stories, play word games, and provide books create a strong reading environment, especially if they maintain a sense of fun. Reading activities that allow children to follow their sense of play are more likely to be effective and to foster children’s interest in reading.”

I can honestly say personally and professionally that reading really does have a profound impact on language and cognitive development.  My best advice to all parents-read often, read early, read together, and visit your local library!!!

Read this article from the Urban Child Institute!

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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