This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.
As parents, it's tough to know if we should encourage our kids to commit to a sport in order to get really good at it (and maybe make the middle school and Varsity teams, or even have a shot at a college scholarship), or let them continue to dabble and simply have fun without pressure to excel.
Growing up, I blamed everybody else for my crappy life. When I hated myself, I blamed my parents for loving me enough. When I became 60 pounds overw...
I'm a dog lover. I'm one of those annoying people who show strangers pictures of my dogs. Ever since I was a little girl, my dogs have been a huge ...
Where are the seven easy steps to being a good enough parent? Or the three simple rules for raising reasonably well behaved children... sometimes? Surely these goals would be more achievable. We have to let go of the ideal and embrace reality.
Gratitude is the great re-framer! No matter what happens to us, the sooner we find something for which to be grateful the sooner the healing starts! ...
I was skeptical when my husband first urged me to attend these classes where young players perform in front of world-renowned guitarists who critique and provide feedback. I am not a guitarist. But I soon realized there are always lessons to learn from masterful teachers--no matter what they are teaching.
This morning's story is about my mother. One of many titles I have bestowed on her is, Perfume Professor! My mom, now ninety-four was really my professor on everything womanly as most mothers are to their daughters.
As my life has gone on, I've realized just how lucky I am to be a twin. I have learned and experienced a lot from having this perspective that, as I age, I attribute directly to my sister and to our "us."
Even with the luxury of technology and seemingly endless information, new mothers often feel ill-equipped to raise their children, struggling to learn as they go, adjusting their methods and mannerisms based on their unique circumstances and more than a little trial by fire.
Parenting is a TOUGH gig! Are you making the top parenting mistakes?? NO matter how much you have dreamed and prayed and hoped for baby it is still a shock how much your life changes.
Get Caught Reading, in case it wasn't implied in the last tip. Be seen reading yourself. Read for pleasure; be the example. Like so many things in life, nothing could ever work quite as well as being their example.
Simply stated, the basic principle of evolution is: What is used develops. Birds fly not because they have wings; they have wings because they fly. ...
It's that time again - either you or your kids are back at school, and that means dealing with homework. Or maybe your version of homework is that project at work you've been blowing off, or that long list of chores and home repairs that has been gathering dust in the back of your mind.
Remember that your child still needs you more than ever, and they need boundaries, guidance and love. Before we know it, they will be off and super independent, and all these early years and sleepless nights will be in the past.
You are aware of autism. You just don't understand it. It's not something that directly impacts you, and so you don't really care about it all that much. And why should you?Unless you are the caregiver or educator of an individual with autism, caring is rather inconvenient.