Category Archives: Tips For Parents

Are Sippy Cups Hurting Your Child?

As parents, we all want what is best for our children. However, with so many different feeding products available, it’s easy for us to unknowingly make bad choices. Sippy cups are great for children because they don’t tend to spill. Also because it’s a good transition from a bottle or breast since it requires them…

Activities To Boost Your Baby’s Development

Want to be a great parent? Want to raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved kid? Want to live in a home where discipline becomes unnecessary? The secret is to create a closer connection with your child. Bond With Your Child A noted child therapist, Erik Erikson, talks about the basic task of the first years of…

Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

With upcoming conferences, I wanted to share some thoughts about how to feel prepared and comfortable at parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are a wonderful time to create a partnership and gain insight regarding your child. Conducting effective parent-teacher conferences can boost family involvement in your classroom and help promote positive outcomes for you, your students, and…

What Lies Beneath Behavior?

What Lies Beneath Behavior?   Every novelist, psychologist, anthropologist, and your Aunt Jane have wanted to know this. What motivates people and what’s going on when their behavior is irritating or just plain doesn’t make sense?   At MSODT, we encourage adults to look beneath the behavior of children and to understand ‘behavior as communication.’…