Since I’m the development specialist, I want to discuss development some more with you. I think most parents (and some professionals) hear the phrase “child development” without fully grasping what it really means. And you may wonder how you can see development in your home with your child. Typically, child development is categorized into five… Continue reading Development
Today, we are going to discuss food jags! What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of a food jag? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My better half was pretty sure it had something to do with the military and attorneys and food law (maybe because he is one of those attorney guys…just not the JAG… Continue reading Food Jags
Added sugars are everywhere. White sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, cane sugar, honey, agave… the list could go on. There are so many types of sweeteners out there, how do you know which ones to eat and how much your growing little sprout needs?! How Much Sugar Should My Child Get? The 2015 Dietary Guidelines… Continue reading The Skinny on Sugar
Let’s talk about Play. I’m guessing that most of you, if not all of you, know to some degree the importance of play. Today though, I want to really lay it out plainly for you, especially because almost everything I will discuss on development will be facilitated through play. A common phrase that I hear… Continue reading Importance of Play
Before we talk about the different issues related to mental health in parents, children, and teens, I wanted to address the stigma that plagues this topic. With 18% of U.S. adults and over 20% of children (Nat’l Institute of Mental Health) living with a mental illness, it’s crucial that we normalize these issues so that those… Continue reading The Stigma Enigma
Welcome to Nurture Your Sprout! Our blog aims to give the modern mom and dad practical advice regarding their little ones’ growth. Our goal for this blog is to promote healthy growth and development through evidenced based practices and family interactions that we have studied and used in our academic and professional careers. Through our blog… Continue reading Welcome!