Susan Swindell Day, Editor

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.

March 2011 – Editor’s Note


Children Will Listen Seems like only yesterday my daughter, my firstborn, sat at her little booster seat attached to the table and slowly, slowly picked up her peas … one at a time … staring at me as she did so.  I can still see her toddler eyes – she’s always had these amazing light-blue… Read more »

Playdate Prep


  Your child will behave like the angel he is when he’s invited to a playdate if you lead him to success with one key strategy says Jenn Berman, author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids:  REMIND AHEAD OF TIME! • Go over good-behavior expectations at home with your little… Read more »

Sibling Snow Day Woes?


The kids can start getting on each other when they’re cooped up too long.  While it’s natural to pick on one another when we’re bored, parents should try to exercise patience rather than participate in the problem, making it worse. When your children start bickering or even fighting, it’s time to separate them, says Peter… Read more »

Fun with Your Baby!


  Playing Peek-a-Boo with your baby and toddlers is a must for fun moms and you’ll remember doing it with your child for years and years and even get wonderful photo ops.  There are lots of different ways to play: • Hold a towel between your face and your baby’s and ask, “Where’s James? There’s James!”… Read more »

New York City: Now More Than Ever!


Impossible to describe and filled with a kinetic energy known only by people who have been there, while Manhattan absorbed the brunt of the blow to the American psyche on Sept.11, today it’s safer, cleaner and more visitable than ever.

Make Math Fun


Want your 8-year-old to have fun building math skills?     Make it FUN for him, says Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Ph.D., author of Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math.  Don’t schedule daily half-hour drills which will turn him off fast, but find ways to make it fun … Like, let him play… Read more »

Fever Pitch


  Know what to do when your child’s got a temperature.     http://www.parentworld.com/kids-health/fever-how-to-treat-your-child

10 Tips in the Kitchen


10 Tips to Speed Up Kitchen Time     by Handy Hannah You don’t have the time to spend hours on end in your kitchen (as much as you might like to!), so a little streamlining is in order. I love time savers wherever I can find them “¦ it means “¦ eventually “¦ more… Read more »

Egg-cellent Peeling!


How to teach your child to peel a hard-boiled egg?  He’ll love this!  Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGWigngcIDo

Tooth Talk


Keep up with your child’s pearly whites!  Here’s a great story to help you manage it:http://bit.ly/dNdeGQ