I wrote this post two years ago, but I still struggle frequently with my tendency to overreact and blow up when parenting gets stressful. It was recently brought to my attention that I am the type of person categorized as a “hot responder” (Ahem. Everyone should have a good therapist.) in the psychology world. As […]
It has begun. The week of Thanksgiving, my third grader presented her three-year-old sister with a hand-wrapped gift, the contents of which were completely unknown to me. And I knew that for the next month, various members of the family would be intermittently receiving bulky packages containing a smorgasbord of cast-off items from around the […]
My daughter is quite a young entrepreneur, but it’s difficult to watch when some of her dreams don’t come true and her plans don’t turn out the way she’d hoped.
An update on how this year’s sock hop once again brought out my inner spazz, as we had another last-minute disaster.
I was a very anxious child, so it wasn’t a big surprise when my oldest child experienced anxiety as well. I am sharing some of my tips for helping children cope with anxiety, and some strategies we used to help her deal with her fears.
I try so hard to maintain my composure when my kids are misbehaving or say inappropriate things… but sometimes the things that come out of my own mouth are utterly ridiculous.
Our children’s birthdays are bittersweet; they are growing up, and we have to grow up with them.
The Around the World Parenting Carnival is exploring the topic of hoverparenting today. How do you find a balance between advocating for your child without being a Helicopter Parent?
I used to love eating in restaurants. Having children has completely changed that for me, and yet we still continue to take our kids out in public to eat. When will we learn?
Countries around the world have very different philosophies and practices when it comes to academic pressure. How much parental involvement and pressure is too much?