Creative Ways to Help Your Child Learn His Letters

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Getting kids started with reading can be hard. Kids don’t want to sit. They want to move! Especially if you are starting with younger children, sitting down with books to do traditional learning is just about impossible. In this post, we are talking about some really creative ways to get your kids learning their letters, … Read more

What is Fear-Based Parenting, and am I using it?

fear based parenting

Fear-based parenting is supposedly becoming an outdated style of raising kids. In this style, parents manage their children primarily through intimidation, criticism, disapproval, and punishments. When people think of fear-based parenting, I think they primarily zero in on parenting tactics that are abusive, or borderline abusive. Spanking, slapping a child in the face, grabbing forcefully, … Read more

How to Help a Jealous Child

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Let’s be clear from the get-go what we are talking about here. If you are searching for how to help a jealous child, it is important to be clear what the goal is. Do you want to keep the child from feeling jealousy? Or are you trying to help a child who is feeling jealous … Read more

Characteristics of a Good Father

characteristics of a good father

All right dads, this post is for you. And moms, you’re not getting a pass either! Sometimes I know some of the articles we post touch on heavy topics. I know being a dad is not a light topic either, but let’s lighten this one up a little. Because I know my dad would like … Read more

Baby Cries in Car Seat – I Need Help

Baby Cries in Car Seat

I did a face palm when I looked out the window. There was my husband, in the car with our two month old daughter. Back and forth. Back and forth. Definitely not normal. Last time I let him drive, I thought. “What gives?” I asked when I climbed into the car. “When the car stops, … Read more

How Many Wipes Does a Baby Use in a Year?

How Many Wipes Does a Baby Use in a Year

This is a great question. As a mother of three children, I’ve never really thought about this all too much. How many wipes does my baby use in a year? I mean, we have more than one child in diapers in the house (or we did for a while). We were blowing through wipes like … Read more

Intuitive Parenting: I Found a Way to Reach My Child

Stories About Resilience For Kids

Intuitive Parenting is a hotly debated topic right now. Debra J Snyder’s book Intuitive Parenting: Listening to the Wisdom of Your Heart describes her own journey against difficult odds to become an Intuitive Parent. Its discussions on telepathic communication on a deep level between parent and child seem out there and fringe to some. She … Read more

My Daughter Is Mean: An Introduction to RAD

My Daughter Is Mean

“I believe she has Reactive Attachment Disorder.” It was a bright cold January afternoon. We were meeting with my new daughter’s therapist at my kitchen table. I had no idea how much those words would define my life. Reactive Attachment Disorder or RAD was the diagnosis. It would also be the first step in a … Read more