Parents


Scenario 1: I sit the children down promptly at 10:00 am at the art table. Billy was in the middle of building an amazing castle in the block area, including a moat and a drawbridge. But its ART time. The schedule printed on the wall says so. Read the full […]

Watch Them Bloom






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




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










Reading aloud to children from birth has many benefits for both parents and children—and can be great fun! No matter how young, children can learn a lot when they are read to, and benefit a great deal from the cuddling and bonding that accompanies a reading session. In addition, the […]

The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children