Parental Support

This is going to start out as a rant and then back off a little bit.   But I’m frustrated right now.  I keep hearing the wrong thing and I’m not loud enough to change the narrative. Typically at the end of summer, people are talking about going back to school and who their teacher might […]

As soon as people find out that I’m a parent coach, the air around us changes.  There’s this expectation that my children are perfect children.  Why is this career the only one where this is assumed?  Do mechanics drive cars that break down?  Do doctors get colds and other illnesses?  Do the people at smartphone […]

outside

The concept is simple enough- get outside every day.  Sounds too simple right? But the actual task is quite difficult (daunting even) many, many days. When I was pregnant, I worried a bit about postpartum depression and the best advice I heard about beating the blues was to get outside everyday.  Even if it was […]

yes

You have probably said your share of “no” before breakfast if you have a toddler (or any age child for that matter..) and you might be wanting to say that dreadful word less, but don’t know how.  You want to set limits, but you also want to parent in a positive way. Here’s a way […]

Time in time out

Parents: Let’s make a plan. If you have ever been on the internet, then you have heard that giving a time out is a horrible thing.  It is not. You have heard that connecting with your child during a fit or a tantrum is a better thing.  That is correct. So let’s make a plan: […]

twins

When we found out that we were having twins, I was shocked beyond belief.  The pregnancy was difficult (not for medical reasons, but for anxiety reasons) and the first 3-6 months were really rough. But then, the sun started shining and I began to realize how lucky we are to have twins.  The disclaimer here […]

routines

One of the most important tools that you can use to help your children with sleeping, eating, behavior, etc. is setting up a routine.  I know that schedules aren’t for everyone and if it doesn’t work for your family then it just doesn’t work.  But if you are on the fence about making a routine […]

days-of-lives

This is a quote from Annie Dillard and it really speaks to me on the first day of the new year. Are our days rushed, stressed and unfulfilled? Or are we able to breathe and enjoy our days? The negative moments in our lives are just a moment, but strung together, they are our lives. There […]