Parenting--Toddlers/Infants/Pre-Schoolers/Expert Profile

Dr. Mary Kay Keller


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Ask me about my research on Fathers and their babies! I presented the only TED talk on Fathering to date. I answer questions concerning Infants & Toddlers & the developmental stages that they are in and referral information when necessary. It doesn`t matter what the psychological or emotional behavior they are exhibiting. What matters is that you ask the questions & search out solutions! My individual private confidential services are listed here. My books and creative arts are listed here Do come and visit today! Dr. Kellers' Blogging. Post your questions 24/7.

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Experience in the area

I have worked with Infants & Toddlers of teen parents, single parents, parents, , military parents, gay parents, alternative caregivers & grandparents raising grandparents. I was trained as an Infant Massage Instructor and in the Nurturing Parenting Education program. I have knowledge of breastfeeding, developmental play, intuitive parenting, appropriate boundaries and rule setting with toddlers, potty training, and developmental stages. I work with all parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


Social Service Workers License, National Council on Family Relations, Nurturing Parenting Educator, Infant Massage Instructor


Loving Touch - Why Babies Need Massaged. International Attachment Parenting Journal Fathering Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Education: A.A., B.S. Honors, (Psychology & Sociology), S.S.W., Masters, & PhD Child and Family Studies (bonding & attachment). Confidential services and books are on my website.

Awards and Honors

International Who's Who of Professionals & Honors in Psychology

Past/Present Clients

Parents, caregivers, grand-parents raising grand-children, foster & adoptive parents, single parents & teen parents, relative care and all who were caring for infant & toddlers!

What do you like about this subject?

There is so much we have learned about children 0-5 years of age and we have so much more to learn. They see life through fresh eyes and there is so much we can learn from them if only we open ourselves up to the experiences!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I have learned so much and the more I learn the more amazed I am at what I still have to learn. I want to delve deeper into the non-verbal communication of babies. There is a new program from Australia that patterns baby's vocalizations and claims we can hear what the baby is telling us by their cries. This fascinates me.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Did you know that babies and toddlers do not develop knee caps until they are two years old? Did you know that baby girls have two uterus until just before they are born? Neither did I! Two little tidbits I learned recently.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

It is imperative to know what the developmental stages are and how children's brains grow and function. Babies are born to SURVIVE. Their behavior is all about getting their physical and emotional needs met. We need to understand what these needs are in order to meet them and support healthy development. Post questions 24/7 at

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Recent Answers from Dr. Mary Kay Keller

2015-04-17 Baby bottles:

Hi Kelly, My apologies for taking so long! This is unusual for me. First my father past away and then I nearly lost my dog to an undiagnosed heart condition. Currently my aunt is passing on. It was a rough

2015-03-11 Siblings good or bad:

Dear Amber,     You can quit worrying. I think it is easier to have babies further apart because in different developmental stages it is easier to meet their needs. Older children often love their younger

2015-02-26 123 Magic:

Dear Donna,    I have not reviewed it previously. A quick internet search and reading the website I have to say it has my attention as it does not include spanking or shaming. It appears to include information

2015-02-13 Single Parent Father:

Hi,    I am sure that some fathers bathe with their babies and toddlers all the time. If you have bathed with the baby or toddler previously then the baby or toddler is use to it. If not, then my question

2014-12-10 electronic music boxes:

Dear Archie,    I don't know of any research that shows that music that comes with toys or swings are bad for the baby's hearing or development. I know that music soothes children or stimulates them. Just


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