Author Archives: Sarah Kerrigan

Sarah holds a Master's in Child Development from Tufts University and underwent extensive training with Isis Parenting to become a pediatric sleep specialist. She focused on birth to age three in her studies, and applied that knowledge as an early childhood educator and child development specialist with Early intervention. She has continued her education by attending conferences hosted by Zero to Three and the Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and parents. At Isis Parenting, Sarah worked as a Child Development instructor at the Boston and Arlington centers before joining the Sleep Team. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three year old son, and is expecting a new baby girl in the Spring.

A Recipe for Cooking With Your Toddler


Tweet As both a teacher and a mother, I have observed that when children are involved in preparing meals, they are more likely to taste the food and learn to enjoy something new. For toddlers, who tend to be particularly choosy about what they eat, cooking can be a great method of engaging their interest!…

4 Challenging Toddler Behaviors and 4 Ideas for Dealing With Them (Toddler Series, Part 2)

Toddler tantrums are normal!

Tweet In Part 1 of this series we learned a bit about what makes a toddler. The internal revolution a toddler experiences can manifest itself in some intense new behaviors, which in turn can make parenting more challenging! How can we, as parents, best understand this stage of our child’s development? How can we reduce…

When Your Baby Becomes a Toddler (Toddler Series, Part 1)

Understanding toddler development can help parents deal with challenging behaviors.

Tweet “Who are you?” If you are the parent of a young toddler, you may have been asking yourself this question recently, perhaps followed by, “And what have you done with my sweet little baby?!” The onset of toddlerhood brings about great change, and tends to sneak up on first-time parents much earlier than expected….