Work to remember what they’ve told you about certain school friends, certain likes and dislikes and their ideas for the future. These important things will come up again. When we recall previous conversations, our kids know we are listening and care about them. This is the sixth in a series about communication between you and […]
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In the end people remember less about things that you think are weird about yourself, or what you wore, or how much you weigh. Instead they remember how you made them feel.
As it turns out, the incident in question was deemed to be an accident. Just as I suspected after I asked my child about it. Our childcare provider became involved and asked several other children what they witnessed. It was not a vindictive or intentional act.
Just accept it. There is no sleep. Sleep is a mystery. Sleep is actually a mystery novel to which you don’t even have time to read the table of contents. Unless of course you have somewhere to be early in the morning. If you have made any sort of plan in the morning because your […]
I think it’s a shame that I didn’t realize I was an introvert until I was well into my thirties. Had I known that my need to be alone for at least part of the day was something I had no control over, I could have saved myself some serious mom guilt.
When they are older and are making more difficult decisions, they will feel comfortable holding each other accountable. They will be able to speak to each other with love and grace. They will be able to address the hard things.
As summer approaches, my husband and I will be looking for ways to keep our kids happily occupied – whether we’re at home, camping or on an extended trip. While electronics rarely are our first choice, they do come in handy. But it’s tough to narrow the field from thousands of apps to a handful […]
Sometimes parents and teachers don’t see eye-to-eye. Parents may think their kids are angels; teachers may think parents don’t want to hear their perspective about their student. Either way, there are certain things that parents never want to hear teachers say, just like there are things teachers never want to hear parents say. So, in […]
I was watching my daughter as she slept on the couch. Her soft little face, angelic and peaceful. Her chubby little hand grasped tightly around the leg of her favorite toy, a stuffed blue bunny named Bun-Bun. She seemed so tiny and fragile, and then in the blink of an eye, she was almost grown. […]