Keep in mind that the cumulative effect of following these steps won’t be fully evident overnight. But rest assured, one day you will wake up and realize that you have an Ungrateful Child, possibly more than one, and that the results are mostly permanent. I’d recommend that you go celebrate, but you’ll most likely be […]
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Being my own harshest critic, I’m convinced the only memories my kids will have are of me yelling. As a result, I feel I can never play with them or love on them enough to make up for it. So instead, I avoid trying and stuff down more guilt and shame. All or nothing.
When expecting my daughter, I wondered if she’d inherit my green eyes and creativity. I didn’t think much, however, about the traits I hoped she and I would not share. As luck and genetics would have it, we’re both big worry warts. My heart sinks every time she wrings her hands and bites the inside […]
We’re both feeling our way through this and navigating the changes. Sometimes I have to remind myself that while it can be a struggle for me, it’s also tough for her. Growing pains don’t stop once you’re full grown.
Growing up, my siblings and I lived for nights with a babysitter. It meant someone young and fun to play with, staying up slightly later than our bedtimes, and if we were really lucky, a Kid Cuisine for dinner.
I know many parents who have decided not to allow any social media at all for their kids until high school, or even until they’ve graduated. I also know parents who put few restrictions on their children’s social media lives. So, while I’m not here to tell you what’s right for your family, I’ll give you […]
While my boys do a great job of meeting their “must say Mommy a few thousand times a day,” quota, I am not actually as high in demand as Daddy. I am not their favorite parent.