Merete Kropp is a mother of three and a 20 year veteran teacher of young children. Merete holds an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as an M.S. in Language Education and Reading from Indiana University. In addition to her love of young children, Merete is passionate about supporting and encouraging their parents to develop consistent routine and responsive parenting practices that enhance language development and foster creativity with age appropriate independence. Merete contributes to On Parenting at Washington Post, Huffington Post Parenting and Nurturance.