T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Child-Centered Toilet Training Method

Don’t Give Into Potty Training Social Pressure Yesterday we started discussing the T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Child-Centered Toilet Training Method. Today we post an excerpt from his book The Brazelton Way. “I thought it would be more effective to wait until the child showed signs of readiness for toilet training, and readiness to feel that […]

The Brazelton Way — T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Toilet Training Method

Reprimands and Punishments Do Not Work “When parents are unable to wait, and they impose toilet training as their idea, the child will feel this as an invasion.” Dr T. Berry Brazelton Two weeks ago we started discussing potty training methods, click here to see one past article. Today we will discuss Dr. T. Berry […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Touchpoints Birth to Three by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. The past two days we quoted T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. in two articles that show his empathy for mothers and deep respect for in-home childcare providers. See his list of best characteristics a great caregiver should have by clicking here. His book, Touchpoints, is easy to […]

Parents that Have Separation Anxiety

What Parents Need to Know to Feel Comfortable with a CaregiverIn the book Touchpoints the Essential Reference, T. Berry Brazelton, M. D, explains, “We are all aware of how critical a nurturing environment can be to a small child, and that separation from a parent is traumatic in itself.” But what about when the parent […]

The Jealous Parent

The Nanny or Au Pair and Parent RelationshipThe relationship between a parent and nanny (or au pair) is just as important as the relationship between the caregiver and the child. Although caring for children is a nanny’s top priority, if the caregiver cannot communicate effectively with the parents, or help raise the children as the […]

Nannies, What’s Your Advice for Weaning Children Off the Pacifier?

Pat Cascio, Owner of Morningside Nannies in Houston, Texas and The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies 2008 Agency of the Year award winner emailed Be the Best Nanny Newsletter stating, “I would love to hear what professional nannies have to say about giving up the pacifier by age two.” Well known pediatrician and author of […]