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Nancy is a child development and behavior specialist who has worked with parents and children ranging in age from birth through adolescence for over 30 years. She specializes in families with pre-school children with pre-diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). She works with families with toddlers and pre-schoolers with typical but difficult behaviors such as tantrums, sleeping and eating issues, potty training, aggression, sibling rivalry, emotional regulation, social problems, and defiance. Nancy offers a holistic, positive parenting approach and support parents in adapting parenting styles and strategies in order to create a more harmonious family dynamic. In addition to her private practice, her experience in the field includes: 20 years at Rady Children's Hospital as a Behavior Specialist and Early Childhood Program Coordinator; Child Development and Psychology Instructor at Mira Costa College; Director of the Parent Toddler Program at the Children's School as well as School Principal.
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Parents with more than one child typically try to keep an even playing field with their kids. But there are times when parents may unintentionally show favoritism toward a specific child based on the situation. So, how does this impact your children and the relationship they have with you as well as their siblings?
You love your children. And because we want them to happy, new parents might be tempted to overindulge. But how to you actually know if you’re spoiling your children? In what ways do parents typically spoil their children and how can it impact them long-term? And if you are spoiling your children, what are some simple ways to correct the issue so it doesn’t become a problem.
Potty training your little one can definitely be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid the common pitfalls man new parents face? This episode explores the top 5 mistakes commonly made by new parents- even those with the best intentions!
Even with one child, finding a balance between your schedule and your little one can be a challenge. So, what are some effective ways to get everything done and maintain at least a portion of your sanity at the same time?
Being pregnant with your first child is much different than subsequent pregnancies. Your body tells you to rest, but your kids demand 100% of your attention, not to mention the possibility of jealousy as your belly gets bigger. So, how can you keep the harmony and still make time to enjoy your pregnancy?
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