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Parenting using research, insight and love

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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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 […]

Do Parents Need to Apologize for Their Children Acting Like…Children?

{Sneak peek: Do we need to apologize for children’s developmentally appropriate behavior? Thoughts on fostering a culture where children can thrive.} You’ve probably seen posts like this before on social media. The one where the parent (almost always the mother) prefaces the flight with preemptive apologies for her children’s behavior–loudness, crying, erratic behavior, etc. (AKA […]

Why We Feel So Guilty as Parents and How to Overcome It

{Sneak peek: Overcoming parental guilt isn’t about doing what others expect or ask of you. It’s about getting in touch with your authentic values.} When was the last time you felt guilty about something related to parenting? If you’re like most parents I know it was about…5 minutes ago. I hear all the time from […]

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 […]

The Mindset Shift that Will Stop Mom Shaming in its Tracks

Sneak peek: Mom shaming is unfortunately not uncommon in today’s world. A mindset shift we can all take to stop mom shaming and help support all moms. At my mom’s group last year, somehow the topic of “unwanted” parenting advice came up in discussion. I was shocked to hear so many other moms with stories […]

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