Daily Archives: May 30, 2017






The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, who wrote the perennial best seller, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, was severely criticized for his laissez-faire approach to child rearing. He was blamed for weakening parental authority and producing an entire generation of disrespectful and unruly children. To the man on the street, […]

How to Raise a Brat





Creativity is on the decline, and the reduction of free play is at least partly to blame. According to American psychologist, Peter Gray, free play has declined sharply over the last century, and with it the mental health of children and adolescents has also declined. To add to this sobering […]

5 Ways to Encourage Creativity Through Play





Whether it’s because a new baby is born, the family moves, a parent takes on a new job or enters an educational pro­gram—or simply because a family wants to make a change to current arrangements—finding quality child care can be an arduous process with a host of factors to contemplate, […]

Child Care Challenges





You promise that you’re not going to yell today. You really do try hard, but in a flash you lose control and yell at your kid. Then you feel terrible guilt and resolve, yet again, to do better. Does this sound familiar? You’re not alone. Read the full article here.

Parenting: Why We Yell and How to Stop





A calm mom. This is what I strive to be. A calm person for my children. A space of quiet and peace in an otherwise busy and often chaotic world. The word strive above is very important, because goodness knows sometimes it is just so hard. Long, long ago when […]

Three Things I Do That Make Me a Calm Mom