The word “tantrum” is misleading, because it brings up images of a foot-stamping Veruca Salt when she doesn’t get her way. But we’re talking about when something triggers a kid’s fight-or-flight response. At these times, there literally is no thinking, just reaction, and it’s intense.
Is “average” what we should aspire to for our kids? Is that what we should encourage them to believe about themselves? In my opinion, yes and no.
If you’re navigating your own dark tunnel right now, I hope this post will remind you that there is something different up ahead.
Meagan Francis, creator of one of my favorite sites, The Happiest Home, is launching a free 20-week email workshop this weekend, and now's your chance to be a part of the inaugural group. Beyond Baby is for moms who are moving out of the baby phase and are looking for inspiration to reconnect with their […]
My interview with Bill Jensen, author of “Disrupt!”
How do you handle verbal disrespect in your child? Here are my thoughts (and a book recommendation). How about you?
Ah, summer. Can you tell by my absense how much I love it? I do, but I'm also feeling the lingering effects of too little structure. I may be a poster girl for Minimalist Parenting, but I also think we're ready for the tighter ship that comes with the school year. Well, almost ready. I've still […]
How do you approach change when change feels scary?
Trust. Even when the road leads somewhere you can’t see.
I’m in love with our Netflix replacement: our county library.