Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with Kids Celebrando el Día de San Patricio con los Niños       Our Books ~ Nuestros libros     Our Green Art Supplies ~ Nuestras materiales para el arte verde   Marshmallow Shamrock Prints ~ Impresiones de tréboles con bombón   Source ~ Fuente The Pinterested Parent “St. Patrick’s … Continue reading »

New Foods ~ Nuevos alimentos

New Foods ~ Nuevos alimentos

Eat a Rainbow Coma un arco iris By Connie Goldin, LMFT Just like in other learning processes, introducing new foods to young children takes time and patience. Baby steps are important. Allow your children to see, touch and smell an unfamiliar food before you serve it to them. If you eat something in front of … Continue reading »

Books on Food and Family ~ Libros en Comida y familia

Books on Food and Family ~ Libros en Comida y familia

Fun Food Books Libros divertidos de comida By Connie Goldin, LMFT Teach children manners, names of fruits and vegetables, where foods come from, and silly stories about food through reading wonderful children’s books with them. Enseñales a tus niños modales, nombres de frutas y verduras, de dónde vienen los alimentos, e historias divertidas sobre la … Continue reading »

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Healthy Appetites, Happy Kids! ¡Apetitos saludables, Niños felices! By Connie Goldin, LMFT Important Websites for Families ~ Sitios importantes para las familias Choose My Plate.Gov Choose My Plate Mi Plato Niños y niños preescolares For Picky Eaters Para niños batallosos para comer Behavioral Milestones Logros del desarrollo HealthyChildren.Org Picky Eaters Niños que son comensales exigentes … Continue reading »

Transition to Kindergarten ~ Al Kinder

Transition to Kindergarten ~ Al Kinder

Transition to Kindergarten Transición al Kinder   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Welcome to Mom to Madre’s material on helping children make a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten. It is our pleasure to be able to speak to parents in San Diego County preschools. Thanks to Kindergarten Teacher Donna Reed-Grout, MA, a Mom to Madre … Continue reading »

Family Art ~ Arte de las familias

Family Art ~ Arte de las familias

  Spring Family Literacy Parties ~ Las fiestas de la primavera para familias By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Thanks to the families who participate in our Family Literacy Parties. Our participants vary in age from babies to grandparents. We always bring three things to our Family Literacy Parties – books, an art project and a … Continue reading »

The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book

Feeling Gratitude The Thankful Book by Todd Parr   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Todd Parr creates such fun and helpful books for children. This month, as we wind up for celebrating Thanksgiving, Parr’s book, The Thankful Book, offers parents and kids a chance to reflect on all the wonderful (and funny!) things they have … Continue reading »

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Four Essential Elements of Parenting COMPASSION, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, CONSISTENCY Compassion for our babies and children develops love, bonding, nurturing, empathy, and the desire to protect them from harm. Our little ones give us joy. We commit to them in good times and bad, from birth to adulthood. We put our children’s needs first by providing … Continue reading »

Giving Clear Directions-CDC Video

Giving Clear Directions-CDC Video

Giving Directions: You Know What I Mean? A Video from The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “A mother finds that her son, though well-intentioned, does not ever seem to follow her directions. What she discovers, however, is that her own approach to giving directions may have more to do with it than she … Continue reading »

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Creating Structure and Rules for Your Child: Charts and Graphs From The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “An expert at timelines and presentations, one mother decides to create structure for her 2-year old son, but finds it surprisingly difficult not to make it overly complicated.”