Tag: parenting

To Share or Not To Share? That Is The Question

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What are we teaching our children if they think they can get everything they want just because they want it? Forcing our children to...

What to Look Forward to in the Teen Years

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Mood swings, self-confidence, sass, peer pressure, distancing, and independence-seeking. What is the common denominator? The teen years. In our second year of raising a teen,...

I Am Tired

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I am an Aries. I am determined, ambitious, high-energy, yet easygoing. But mostly, I’m an impulsive “yes” girl. In my life at home, as...

Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is...

My Baby is Going to Kindergarten

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Sitting here, sipping on my iced coffee, I am overwhelmed with a whirlwind of emotions. You see, I registered my youngest child for kindergarten...

We Changed Bedtime to Save Our Sanity, So Why Do I...

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As recently as one month ago, the most common words our kids uttered between 8 and 9 p.m. were “one more.” One more snack,...

My Six-Year-Old Is Not Getting a Stanley

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The trendy thing, the hot new item, the status symbol. These are not new concepts. Millennials had the white Louis Vuitton shoulder bag (fake from...

Selective Mutism Revisited

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It’s been two years since I shared my family’s journey with selective mutism. I remember how nervous I was when I decided to write...

Why I “Let” My Kid Wear Shorts in Winter

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It is 26 degrees. There is frost on the cars. A wind whips through the bare trees. My fourth-grade son barrels down the stairs....

Embrace the Chaos

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I remember when my kids were younger, regularly thinking, I need to get through (insert infant or toddler phase), and life will surely get...