Month: July 2018

The Parenting Strength of (Seemingly) Doing Nothing

There’s a little boy in Teacher Tom‘s multi-age summer school whose name isn’t Jimmy, but I’m saying it is to protect his privacy. Jimmy is quite little, as in, he still has to wear a sticker on his back that reads, “Please take me to the bathroom at 2 p.m.” He can’t be any older than his …

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The Doctor, the Dentist, the Anxiety, Oh My! Helping Your Child Find Peace in Predictably Scary Situations

From the backseat of the car, my daughter asked me to tell her a story. Since we were on the way to her annual well child exam, I wondered if she was seeking a virtual role play in which the heroine of my story would be on her way to the doctor, too. So, sure …

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Finding the Patience for Positive Parenting, Part Two: Tricky Moments

We were every cliché: she spilled her milk all over the table and was using her fingers to spread it into a big and messy design; I was already waaaay late making dinner. I was feeling anxious and frustrated, and struggling to be mindful of the positive parenting ideas from part one of this article. (Yep, I’m …

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