The Writer
    July 4, 2012
    The Writer

    June 22, 1965- Storytelling gives confidence to a child's imagination. Zadie and Fuller played "ghost hunters" today and it surprisingly ended with a summer time lemonade party. Strange play indeed bu…

    The Artist
    July 3, 2012
    The Artist

    April 8, 1965- Pablo Picasso once said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain one when they grow up." I watch Zadie and Fuller create fantastic drawings of butterflies, robots, and e…

    "A WISH" for well balanced play.
    July 2, 2012
    “A WISH” for well balanced play.

    June 6, 1961- It seems to be raining pitchforks and hammer handles today.  It's one those rare Colorado days stuck inside the workshop staring at projects that need tending. Instead of working, I fin…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating… Even Before Birth
    August 10, 2011
    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating … Even Before Birth

    Babies have more taste buds before birth than at any later time. Why would they be designed to form extra taste buds only for them to disappear before they are even born? Most parents think that befor…

    The Problem with Praise
    June 25, 2010
    The Problem with Praise

    Emma, who has just learned to crawl, moves across the room showing new skill and coordination. “Good girl!” exclaims her mother. Jake comes home from third grade with an A on his math test. “You…

    5 Steps to Emotional Intelligence
    June 24, 2010
    5 Steps to Emotional Intelligence

    Intelligence experts estimate that only 20 percent of a person’s success is attributed to IQ but that as much as the entire remaining 80 percent may be a direct result of what has become known as EQ…

    The Importance of Play
    June 23, 2010
    The Importance of Play

    In a report issued by The Alliance for Childhood it was revealed that kindergarteners’ play time has greatly diminished. The study found that children spend four to six times as long being instructe…

    Raising Lifetime Readers from the Start
    June 22, 2010
    Raising Lifetime Readers from the Start

    Ever since 18 month old child prodigy Elizabeth Barrett read flashcards on The Today Show, parents have been asking me what they can do to help their children acquire similar skills and learn to love …

    Teaching Very Young Children to Give Back
    June 21, 2010
    Teaching Very Young Children to Give Back

    Making a difference in the world and helping others are the best inoculations against poor self esteem for children. Having a sense of purpose, knowing that you can influence others and give back, cre…

    World Autism Day
    April 2, 2008
    World Autism Day

    The General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously voted to set aside April 2 every year, starting in 2008, as World Autism Awareness Day. The day is to be marked around the globe with education r…

    Phi Baby Kappa
    November 14, 2007
    Phi Baby Kappa

    We all want our babies to have the best start possible. How much do infant educational videos really help to boost the brain? Each hour of educational baby DVDs or videos that babies watch per day is …

    A Simple Home Test for Aspergers
    July 28, 2004
    A Simple Home Test for Asperger’s?

    People with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) have a normal IQ, and may be unusually talented in a specific area. Nevertheless they may have a tough time 'fitting in' because of an inability to read social cue…

    Body Burden
    March 20, 2003
    Body Burden

    This study features the largest number of chemicals ever tested for in the same group of people – 210 chemicals were tested. The results were staggering – each participant tested positive for an a…

    Ages and Stages
    January 29, 2003
    Ages and Stages Evaluations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Some. I take information from those evaluations as one piece of a much larger puzzle, and ask myself if there's anything I can learn from it--but I don't just take it at face valu…

    Delayed Language Development
    January 23, 2003
    Delayed Language Development

    Dr. Greene's Answer: A general rule of thumb is that kids who have no words other than "mama" or "dada" by 18 months should get a hearing test. This would be in addition to the hearing screening tests…

    Rythmic Behavior
    January 21, 2003
    Rhythmic Behavior

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Head banging is a rhythmic behavior that is closely related to thumb sucking and body rocking. When parents see it they often get concerned about either its being a sign of a deve…

    Developmental Slowdowns
    January 18, 2003
    Developmental Slowdowns

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Several issues are raised in your question. Thirteen months is an average age for a Caucasian boy to start walking and anywhere between 9 and 15 months would not be surprising or …

    Seperation Anxiety
    January 16, 2003
    Separation Anxiety & Sleep Struggles

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Kids often go through another round of separation anxiety at that age and one good way to handle the night wakening is to give them an opportunity to hear your voice. You can reco…

    Bathtub Fears
    January 11, 2003
    Bathtub Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As kids' imaginations blossom, so do their fears. Often the easiest way past them is with little steps. With bathtub fears, often the best first step is for you to get in the bath…