The early years of a child’s life are the most important for their long-term development. Sometimes, the abundance of information out there can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. My New Life is here to support parents and help make sense of the science behind early learning.
I’m Jessica Rolph, mother of three and CEO of Lovevery. With the help of experts from around the world, we break down all the child development science into usable nuggets of knowledge that you can put to the test in your own home.
Positive Discipline: More On Toddler Tantrums & Power Struggles
Opinions vary wildly when it comes to managing tantrums. From waiting out the storm, to taking a hard line. Whatever you do, be consistent! With so much advice, it’s easy to understand why parents panic when the tears start flying. Jessica Rolph, your host, welcomes Positive Discipline Coach Jody Malterre, a master at bringing calm to every situation. Jody is a Montessori teacher trainer at Westminster College with over 30 years experience in Montessori education.
Baby’s First Steps: Walking and Other Milestones
Few milestones in a baby’s life are more memorable than their first steps. It feels like a major accomplishment — for baby and parent! But what comes after those first steps varies greatly from child to child, something Dr. Giselle Tadros constantly reminds her patients. She’s a pediatric physical therapist, founder of In-Home Pediatric Physical Therapy, and the guest on today’s episode of My New Life.
The Montessori Parent: Mindset & Lifestyle Tips
Montessori parents can give the impression that they do it all: organized home, tidy bedrooms, carefully ordered trays and activities. Who has the time? Kylie D’Alton is an Australian mom that has gone a long way toward making Montessori principles more accessible. She is the author of the popular blog How We Montessori and in today’s episode, she shares valuable tips on how to bring Montessori into our homes in ways that don't involve accumulating more stuff.
Peaceful Parenting: Dealing with Tantrums
Most parents would not describe living with a toddler during Covid as peaceful, but there are ways to invite more calm into your home and limit the shouting. Learn why respond ing to tantrums with empathy can be a game changer. Psychologist and Author Dr. Laura Markham is today's guest on My New Life.
How to Build Your Toddler’s STEM Skills at Home
Babies are born wondering. If you have a toddler in the house, there’s no shortage of questions in your daily conversations. But is it a two-way street? How many questions are you asking your toddler? Jessica Rolph welcomes Dr. Sarah Lytle to today’s episode. She is the Director of Outreach and Education at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington.
How COVID Affects Toddlers' Social Development
With preschools and daycares in transition and case counts fluctuating, COVID has given parents plenty to worry about. One prominent concern among parents stems from a lack of socialization. In this episode, Nekole Eaton, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in child development, talks about how toddlers socialize and how we, as adults, can help them build those skills at home.