I know it feels like nobody can understand. I know it feels like nobody has ever felt that much pain; nobody has ever felt so restricted and constricted and constrained…Read more
Having a baby is a momentous event. The kind of event that kicks you so far out of your comfort zone that you don’t even know what planet you’re on.
We all know about the nice side of it but what about the dark side?
It is human nature to find fascination with things that are off limits…And so it is with technology and kids. If you say ‘no’ or block things it leads to an internal conflict and most likely some form of rebellion. They want to find out what it is that you’re hiding and then will do it behind your back.Read more
I enjoy games of all sorts, and I find that most kids do too, so I propose a reinvention of this crazy game with an alternative motive – to get to know your kids, to build family spirit and to help them through things they might be struggling with.Read more
These power outages can really get one down. I know. I’ve done my fair share of complaining. We have a right to have a bit of a moan. But thinking negatively can really drain your energy!Read more
I am an amazing mother. I’m also a pretty damn shocking one. I am calm and patient and understanding. I’m also short tempered and irritable and impatient. I do things that build my kids up… and I do things that break them down.Read more
I’m the proud mother of two girls. It’s something I boast about.but the truth is, that having girls makes me more, not less, concerned with the raising of boys. I want my girls one day to find a man who has empathy and kindness and can work out relationship problems with maturity and is in touch with his emotions not bottling them up and then exploding.Read more
Most of us grew up in an era of repression. Negative feelings were to be controlled, ignored or removed. It’s no wonder that we are the generation of Prozac.Read more
If your child has made it onto Santa’s naughty list more than once this year, it might be time to give them some gifts that will help them to manage their emotions in the coming year.Read more
We have once again reached the time of consumer mayhem, and it is easy for our children to get the message that this time of the year is about buy buy buy and what’s in it for me. Now I’m all for children having wish lists and receiving gifts, but I’m also all for teaching the kind of gifts that last you a lifetime.Read more
Every child, just like every adult has a set of values, a hierarchy of things that are from most to least important to them. With children under 10, their highest value will usually have something to do with play, although this will differ from child to child. For example…Read more
A couple of years ago we enrolled our daughter in a religious school. We’re not religious ourselves, but it was a nice school in a good area with great teachers and an endearing principal. The year didn’t go as well as we had hoped, with the final straw coming on Halloween.Read more
Did you know that nature supports mothers taking time out for themselves? If you mess with nature you end up actually being a less-caring mother – on a PHYSICAL level?Read more