As parents, we always strive to provide the best things we can for our children and teach them the skills they’ll need to cope with life’s challenges. One skill that often gets left behind is empathy. This emotional capacity to adopt other perspectives, share and […]
As a Barefoot Books Ambassador, former teacher and mother, I am always looking for studies about the benefits of literacy in children. It is always said that the earlier parents start reading to their children, the better. In addition, Pediatricians are now prescribing books to their […]
1. Preterm babies must be fed with breast milk Babies who are born less than 1500 gm are called very low birth weight babies “VLBW.” And their chance to die from a fetal infection-called Sepsis- is greatly high.
Our Background My husband and I come from Puerto Rico, and we mostly speak Spanish in our household. My husband and I talked about raising our children Bilingual. We wanted them to speak Spanish in our home, and English outside of the home. Well, this […]
The other night I was reading the popular fairy tale story of Little Red Riding Hood to my daughter. Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite classic fairy tale stories as a child. As a former Special Education Teacher, every time I read a story […]
It’s a news that no parent ever wants to hear, that your baby has a chronic medical condition. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was only 15 months-old. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. For […]
What Is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. It is very different from Type 2 Diabetes, where the person still produces insulin, but its production is not enough, or the person is insulin resistant.
Early exposure to reading aloud has such a long-term influence on children’s outcomes, pediatricians in the United States are now required to “prescribe” reading to parents of all babies from birth! Children love when their parents or loved ones read aloud to them at home. It’s a special time with their parents, where bonding […]