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Parenting with confidence comes from knowledge. Parenting with grace comes from insight.

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I’m a wife, mom of two boys and a child development writer. I may have a Ph.D, but I believe the value of child development research is not in telling us what is “right” or “wrong” with our parenting, but in helping us to see our children with a new lens.
If you are looking for strategies to support your child’s development using research combined with your own innate intuition, this is the place for you.

Amy Webb

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Toys for Emotional Development: Gifts that Keep Giving

Sneak peek: Toys for emotional development don’t have to be boring. These ideas will keep kids growing, learning, and having fun. My four-year-old was at it again. He, his big brother and I were doing our usual Target run and they had convinced me to go to the toy aisle. What was I thinking? The […]

7 Advent Calendars that Foster Kindness

Sneak peek: Are you trying to focus your kids more on kindness this holiday season? This collection of kindness advent calendar ideas will set you on the right track. I’ve always loved advent calendars. Something about the idea of tiny boxes, bags or drawers that open up a surprise each morning just takes me back […]

The 10 Best Advent Calendars for Toddlers

Sneak peek: With SO many advent calendars out there, what’s the best pick for a toddler advent calendar? Some ideas for advent calendars that work well for toddlers and young children. You don’t have to be around young children very long to realize that when there’s any exciting event coming up, they can hardly control […]

Research-backed tips for choosing the best toys for toddlers

Sneak peek: In a sea of toddler toys, which ones best promote children’s development and learning? Research helps provide us with some insight. If you’ve walked through the toy aisles of a typical big box store or toy store lately, you know how overwhelming it can be. The bright colors, brand names, and loud sounds […]

Why is Positive Parenting Important and How Does it Help My Child?

Sneak peek: We hear the phrase “positive parenting” a lot, but why is positive parenting important? An overview of positive parenting plus a look at how it helps you focus on the long view of parenting. What is positive parenting and how does it help you and your child grow together? We hear the phrase […]

The Best Baby Development Books to Help You Navigate Those Early Months

{With so many baby development books on the market, it’s hard to know how to choose. These books all provide research-based insight with parent-friendly writing} When I first found out I was pregnant (over 13 years ago now) I immediately began searching for baby development books. Being a research-minded person, I was drawn to books […]

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