Let’s face it…parenting is hard work. Is it rewarding? Yes, it can be very rewarding at times. But, really, it’s much harder than anyone really tells you, and that is under the best of circumstances. So, imagine for a moment your worst day with your child, that horrible, awful, push-you-to-the-edge kind of day. For most […]
To raise children ready for the challenges of the 21st century, we must let go of what was right for us and trust that what is right for our children is quite different. Our job is to trust, thus encourage, our children’s capabilities, competence, and resiliency so they grow strong and flexible in a world […]
All small children are messy eaters. At home their drips and drops supplement the dog’s diet. But in a public eatery, kids’ messiness adds to the work of waitstaff or, at the very least, interferes with the dining experience of the next customers.
Be more, teach less.
Oh boy! Getting several toddlers together for a play date can be…a learning experience. I considered investing in a really fancy whistle until I learned that there are several steps I can take to help make play dates easy, breezy for both me, my kids and their playmates. Cover the rules with your kids before […]