parenting

Surrender to the Day.

April 24, 2014
Surrender to the Day.

Stop trying to live the day you planned to have, or the day you think you should have, or the day you wish you were having. Just surrender to the […]

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Assign Positive Intent

April 17, 2014
Assign Positive Intent

In other words, think the best of everyone. Assume that people are doing the best they can in any given moment. Assume that we are all just trying to make […]

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Lessons I Learned from a Late Afternoon Tantrum

April 10, 2014
Lessons I Learned from a Late Afternoon Tantrum

I stand at the bench making dinner and listen to him cry. He is wailing about the injustice of being three and a half. He is angry, because he is […]

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Talk to Your Kids

March 27, 2014
Talk to Your Kids

As my girls grow up and are now well and truly in the ‘Tween’ years I have discovered that one of my best parenting tool is talking. Yep, just talking. […]

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Is Attention Seeking Behaviour Bad?

March 20, 2014
Is Attention Seeking Behaviour Bad?

“Ignore him… he’s just attention seeking.” When I first started teaching 3 and 4 year olds I used the ‘ignore technique’ religiously as a classroom management tool. Ignoring negative behaviours […]

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The Littlest

March 13, 2014
The Littlest

Right now Noah is building train tracks as he sings “star ships are meant to fly-i-i, stand up and touch the sky-i-i…” It’s a weird combination of a typical three […]

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