I Only Like Girls My daughter is four. She goes to family day care three days a week and will start at kindergarten next year. So far, she can count the number of children she knows well on both hands, but very soon that will change. I am watching, half
Red Says Stop My four year old daughter is going through a difficult phase. Her intelligence, lack of persistence, jealousy over her brother and natural tendency to over dramatize are combining to make her something of a behaviour minefield. In the midst of the drama I find it difficult to
Language Acquisition One of the great joys I have as a linguist is to see the development of my children’s language skills. My daughter is four, and a precocious talker. She had full sentences (with interesting pronunciations) before eighteen months, and her joy with sounds and words was infectious. Now
Reading to Kids Show Notes Today on Parents in the Know with Emily M Morgan, we are exploring the whys and hows of reading to kids. Why does everyone go on about reading, books, and literacy? What’s the big deal? And if we accept that reading is important, how can
Single Parents Around the World This week I want to feature some of the amazing stories that single parents around the world have entrusted to me. These fabulous parents have chosen to remain anonymous, but they are still willing to share their stories in order to help other single parents.
Nits, Lice and Everything Nice Show Notes: Today on Parents in the Know we’re going to investigate some very small critters who seem to cause far more trouble than their size can really account for. Nits, lice and everything nice, today on Parents in the Know. Is your head
Vaccinations Today on Parents in the Know, we explore the facts about childhood (and adult) vaccinations. Show Notes: Vaccinations – What’s the real story? Are they good for you? Bad for you? What effects do they have on individuals and on society in general? Can they really cause autism? We’ll
Single Australian Parents This blog posts continues my series featuring amazing single parents who were brave enough to share their stories of single parenting with me for my upcoming series, The Single Parents’ Little Helper. This week I’m featuring some of the amazing single parents I had the honor of
Smacking Today in Parents in the Know, we will investigate Smacking – a contentious form of disciplining your child. Why we do it? And the effect on this to your child and its alternatives. Show Notes: Smacking is believed by a majority of parents in Australia to be an acceptable form of discipline.
My Story 2 – Pregnancy and Nausea Show Notes: Today on Parents in the Know, Emily M Morgan will tell you a bit more about her pregnancy journey and her experiences. In the first episode of this mini series I talked about my experiences. I talked about how I conceived my first