A Doctor Specializing in Child Development Shares 5 of Her Most Surprising Parenting Tips

Dr. Kristyn Sommer has a PhD in child development and is known for her "evidence-based" parenting methods.

In a series of videos on TikTok, the Australian says she refuses to sleep train, co-sleep with her daughter, and doesn't call her "naughty" or "bad."

"This approach to raising children negates the fact that with every generation there are countless studies done on child development, many of which run counter to popular parenting wisdom from the past," she writes on her website.

Among her other tips: Don't Spank Your Child: "What ever you want to call it, spanking, corporal punishment, physical punishment, what ever you want to call it, needs to stop because it has little effect on behavior and can lead to antisocial tendencies in the future," she writes.

Instead, she advises spending time playing with your child.

Teach ABCs and 1,2,3s: "It doesn't really help them with anything, but they should spend that time playing because that's where they learn best," she says.

Tantrums: "Once they hit the tipping point, all of their big feelings bubble up to the surface, resulting in a healthy expression of emotion."

Read her full post

Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Child-Friendly Ai Doodles

"By translating seamlessly manual drawings into mesmerizing masterpieces, DoDoboo harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to amplify children's creativity, encouraging them to explore,...more

Censorship Online Won'T Keep Children Safe

" dystopia, not only would KOSA censor what children see, but it would further empower the government to ramp up the online surveillance of all internet users by mandating the expansion and use of...more

How Gadgets Are Turning Your Children into Zombies

It's that time of year again: time for kids to spend too much time on their phones, tablets, and other electronic devices and not enough time with their parents. And it's a problem that needs...more

Rom Utrecht Region Launches New ┬éČ9M Fund to Back Innovative Startups in ...

One in 25 children in the Netherlands suffers from amblyopia, or lazy eye, which causes them to see something different in one eye than in the other, Phys.org reports. Fortunately, there's a...more

Using Tech to Drive Innovation in Early Care and Education

Want your child's early care and education (ECE) program to stay on the up-and-up? Try using a digital wallet instead of a paper check, according to the Early Care and Education Association. The...more

Innovative Multi-Agency Approaches to Crimes of Exploitation

"We're going to get them, we're going to get them, we're going to protect them, we're going to help them, and we're going to be there for them when they need us." That's the promise of an...more

Colgate-Palmolive Webcasts 2024 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call April 26, 2024

If you're one of the approximately 1.7 billion children under the age of 18 in the US who use some kind of oral care product, you may want to steer clear of plastic bags. That's because,...more

Kid-Friendly Tech Frames : Digital Frames 1

If you've got a bunch of digital cameras in your house, you may want to consider getting a digital frame. A company called myFirst has just unveiled two new frames, the myFirst Frame Doodle 9 and...more

Children'S Museum of Wilmington Hosting Nc Science Festival on Saturday

Kids in Wilmington, North Carolina, can celebrate the state's annual science festival with a decidedly 21st-century twist. The Children's Museum of Wilmington is hosting an event on Saturday...more

On the Cover

The Grosfeld Center for Special Education and Support Services, a division of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah in Detroit, works with kids with a wide range of disabilities, from Down Syndrome to autism. But...more



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Why People Buy from Social Enterprises?


The Guardian has compiled a list of responses to its latest open thread, and has announced the winner of the social enterprise gift hamper packed with presents.



Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs


Very Low-Income Housing Repair Loans and Grants | Mortgage Insurance_Combination and Manufactured Home Lot Loans | Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center | Mortgage Insurance_Housing in Older, Declining Areas | PPHF-2012: Health Care Surveillance/Health Statistics Surveillance Program Announcement: Behavioral | Small Business Investment Companies | Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities | Hard White Wheat Incentive Program | | Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders