Photo by Min An on Pexels.com[/caption Kids sometimes lieIt was a beautiful summer night last week and my 7 year old and 4 year old were playing outside, happily wasting away the time cutting our long unkempt grass with scissors. They both come running in to get ready for bed when I looked over at … Continue reading Why kids (and parents) lie and what to do about it
We all get messages from our culture about how we’re supposed to behave in our specific roles as parents, whether they are overt or subtle. For example, my mother, mother-in-law, and mom friends, overtly (but kindly) express their views on parenting and what it means to be a mom and usually this advice is helpful … Continue reading 4 ways society subtly stereotypes moms and why it’s so damaging
Learn how to avoid the traps of undermining your child's confidence and how to help them become independent, capable adults.
My dad was a highly sensitive and an emotional and loving person. He loved us to the point that it caused him physical pain. I knew this because he told me. He struggled his whole life to deal with his own overly strong emotions, and therefore was unable to deal with our emotions as kids … Continue reading When your child is feeling bad
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One morning, I was dropping my kids off at daycare when a fellow mom says to me, “Ugh...it’s so hard leaving my kids here. I just feel so guilty.” Parent guilt, yuck...Have you ever felt like this mom? I think we all have at one time or another and we think that guilt just comes … Continue reading Parent guilt
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I feel so unappreciated around here! It’s like no one notices how much I do for everyone.” These thoughts are examples of what is called victim mentality, which we all experience at one time or another in our lives. If you are feeling like these thoughts might be something … Continue reading How to stop feeling trapped and unappreciated as a parent