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Slowing Down Makes Parenting Easier

Slowing Down Makes Parenting Easier

In the photo, my son is asleep next to our dog after an unscheduled afternoon of playing on the living room rug together.  Downtime and unscheduled time at home is something I am both afraid of and something I crave.  In a parenting culture that thrives on keeping...
All Behavior is a Symptom

All Behavior is a Symptom

It’s absolutely true that parenting young children is a task like none other. You have to be willing to live up to it, ground yourself, remember the big picture.  There is sleeplessness and trying times of tears and tantrums that can be hard on the nerves, and...
Discipline is Easier Than You Think

Too Many Choices Create Mini Tyrants

I’m working this summer from home in the mornings and I did feel so organized and blessed to have a mother’s helper until her schedule changed and I had to come up with Plan B.  Plan B is shaky and interesting.  It involves my 7 year old keeping my 4 year...