We’ve all said it. “Good job.” But what does it really mean and is it even effective in helping raise our children? The truth in the matter is that praising our kids more and more doesn’t help enable them, nor does it boost a child’s self-esteem.
1,700 miles, two planes, 4 bags, and two kids followed by 2 weeks of ear infections, whiny children, and work piling up without getting any attention and I was about to snap. I was trying to balance my family time with my work time with my everything else time. But instead of succeeding at giving […]
I remember when my oldest had just turned one, the few months following I felt this urge to have more kids. Maybe because it was my biologic trigger, maybe because so many around me were adding baby 2 and even 3 to their line-up, or maybe just because I desired a large family. Regardless, we […]
Even great parents have to ask hard questions about child abuse. It’s important to keep our kids safe with both those we know and those we don’t. And it’s an open-ended conversation that we should all be having even though it seems to be a taboo subject. This is all about tools to think about […]
Before my first was born, my mother-in-law warned that my husband was the child who never slept. So much so, she kept a journal of when he woke and fell asleep. So I knew from day one I would be looking to find some great sleep solutions for kids if I wanted to keep my own sanity.