Imagine that you are a tourist who has just arrived in a brand new country you have never visited before. In fact, before you arrived you had never heard of the place. You have never even read so much as a brochure about it. Upon arrival, you know absolutely nothing about the culture or social... Continue Reading →
Your child is not testing you
Babies are physically exhausting to parent, but as they grow into toddlerhood and beyond, the physical exhaustion is slowly replaced by emotional exhaustion. For much of babyhood, needs and wants are identical, but over time needs and wants start to diverge, which means that parents need to start setting limits. We can’t let our kids... Continue Reading →
My toddler had six cavities. Was it due to breastfeeding?
My daughter was just two and a half years old when we took her to the dentist for the first time. Our pediatrician had advised us we didn’t need to take her to the dentist until age three unless we suspected a problem. Well, one day I was horsing around with her and happened to... Continue Reading →
Super easy play dough recipe
At ages 6 and 4, my kids have yet to outgrow the play dough phase. In fact, I'm not sure I've quite outgrown it myself. It's one of those things I can do with my kids that is enjoyable for all of us. Below is the recipe I've been using for a while. I start... Continue Reading →
How can I get my kid stay in bed? An attachment parenting perspective.
Never-ending bedtime scenarios are no parent's favorite activity. At the end of a long day, we just want a short break before we go to sleep. Why is it so often hard to get one? Being separated from your caregivers and protectors before you are old enough to fend for yourself is scary to most... Continue Reading →
You are not a peaceful parenting failure
Peaceful parenting is a movement that aims to raise kids who will become responsible, resilient, happy adults who do good in the world. It involves setting limits with empathy, trying to understand and address the root causes of problems rather than manipulating behavior through rewards and punishments, and generally being kind and non-punitive in our... Continue Reading →