The Biggest Question We Barely Ask Ourselves

Krissy Dieruf honestly

I hear moms talking around tables with glasses of wine and cell phones in view, should a spouse or child at home need us while we are away for our few coveted hours, about what gives us purpose in life. …

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The Importance of Banter With Young Children

Erin Leyba, LCSW, Ph.D. essentials

Banter, or informal and spontaneous chatting, gossiping, joking and storytelling, can be incredibly beneficial for young children.¬†Researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley found that daily exchanges between a parent and a child shape language and vocabulary development.¬†Informal talking with children …