Another week, and we’re still navigating this new and strange reality. For the most part, I hope you’ve found your bearings, but if you are still feeling a little lost and out of control in life with kids, read on, because by the end of this email you’re going to know exactly what you can do […]
My son hasn’t really been himself these past few days. He’s 5 1/2. He’s been irritable, short fused and completely irrational. In other words, he’s been impossible. Like most parents, when my son tumbles into erratic tantrums, I am likely to get swept away by the torrent his behavior, when really, what I should […]
Setting boundaries is HARD! It’s even harder when you know you’re kid is going to put up a fight…
I’m so tired of asking my kids to do something, again, and again and again. I am literally exhausted, physically and mentally.
Sometimes, no matter how hard I try I just keep snapping at my kids. On one hand, I care and protect these children to a fault, often at the expense of my own well being. But on the other hand, sometimes they can do something so irritating
Being the mom you want to be, staying calm and feeling confident in your actions can feel overwhelming, and sometimes near impossible. Like, “Just get me out of here. I give up!”
Like in any relationship, you and your kid are separate people with your own wants, wishes, and desires, so conflicts and battles of will are to be expected.
Tantrums, tantrums, tantrums! We know all about ’em, but what to do…
When it comes to life with kids, one common technique parents use to help calm their kids’ big feelings is to name what they think their kid is feeling.
It’s hard to always know what the source of your kids’ behavior is and to know how to respond appropriately. Sometimes your kids are acting a certain way because they’re distracted by something more exciting or have different plans than you. Or in other words, it’s a battle of wills. Other times, your kids are […]
A mom in The Motherhood in the Making Community asked a really great question: How can we build resilience in our kids?
There’s something about freaking out on your kids that makes you reconsider everything that you thought life with kids was supposed to be.
My husband went away for two nights on a personal development retreat for men which left me on full-time mom duty, with 4 kids, for the first time EVER!
As soon as I became a mother, I quickly realized that despite all of my hopes and dreams of what motherhood was, I had no idea how to fulfill the image I had of myself as a mom. When it came to the daily grind with kids, there were definitely times when I felt like I […]
Not long ago, I was lecturing to a group of clinical counseling students on child development and parenting, when a student asked me, point-blank, “If you had to sum it all up in one word, what would it be?”