A difficult part of parenting is knowing that everything will change.  At times, it can bring comfort hence the ever popular “this too shall pass”.  But it can also bring anxiety when in not knowing how to handle situations. For instance, many parents don’t want to introduce pacifiers or thumbs because sometime down the road, […]

family dinner

With all of the different parenting philosophies out there, a mother or father could get quite confused.  One group believes in one thing, while another group believes the exact opposite (when did parenting begin to mirror politics?) But thankfully, there is one thing that everyone can agree on: the family dinner. The family dinner is […]


From Wikipedia: Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. This definition describes every couple of minutes in a toddler’s life.  They don’t get what they want and they don’t like that. But it is also a great teaching tool because as adults, we are well aware of […]


At some point, every parent is going to come across this problem.  Even if you only have one child, they are going to have a conflict with another child.  And if you have two or more children, it may be a daily issue. Some parents have asked me, “What do I do about fighting?”  Every […]


If you are a parent, chances are that you have looked something up on the internet to see if it is “normal” or if there is anything you can do about what ever is happening, or just to commiserate.   During your journey on the internet, you probably came across something that made you feel guilty.  […]

hiking snow

Once our babies are born, we don’t dare to think of all the things that could happen to them.  We have dreams and nightmares at night of these fears of them getting hurt.  We try to protect them any way we can. But that in itself, harms the child. Humans need to push themselves, we […]