For many at-risk Suffolk County children, the Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI) is the bridge that connects them to a brighter future. Through evidence-based curricula and tools, LIPI teaches, supports, and empowers vulnerable Long Island children who have been abused or neglected. During National Purposeful Parenting Month, we highlight the positive impact LIPI has in underserved communities on Long Island.
It is a perfectly normal part of development for toddlers to believe that everything is “mine.” As children learn about themselves as individuals with characteristics that are both similar and different from others, a conflict arises. At this time, sharing is not a focus for them, as they are more concerned with their own desires.
Last month, Abby Uzamere, Ariel Nelson, and I (of YDR Events) hosted our annual #Sunsational summer charity pool party at a private home in Dix Hills. #Sunsational is one of the two annual events that are part of our #Down4theCause party series. #Down4theCause is a fun, philanthropic party series in which…
Parenting is hard and it’s getting even harder. As a parenting educator, I often get asked why I think it so difficult to raise today’s generation. Is it technology, the economy, or maybe something in the water? Although many variables play a part in the changes we see today, my experience has taught me that children have not changed that much across generations.