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Spanking Would Be Easier

Spanking Would Be Easier

09.19.2014
Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen...
Priorities... and a Newborn

Priorities... and a Newborn

09.19.2014
After reveling in the glory of solitude and hot water for about 30 seconds, I heard my 2-year-old say, "Poop, floor!"
If Toddlers Ruled the World

If Toddlers Ruled the World

09.18.2014
Naps would be banned and only free-sleep (the act of naturally falling asleep, such as comfortably in a car seat or face down in a cereal...
Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

09.18.2014
Putting away the jellies of course feels like waving goodbye to summer, to warm weather, light clothes and celebrations of her first birthday...
On Beyond Preschool: Alleviating Poverty Over a Lifespan

On Beyond Preschool: Alleviating Poverty Over a Lifespan

09.17.2014
Poverty isn't like polio, which can be cured in one treatment. The factors that lead to a child being in a disadvantaged family at preschool...
How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

09.16.2014
All it takes is a practiced routine, a few (dozen) simple steps, and the patience of a saint to guide your kids to a night of dreamy splendor....
Breastfeeding A Toddler

Breastfeeding A Toddler

09.16.2014
I always knew I wanted to breastfeed, I just didn't realize how difficult it would be to wean off.
Preschool, Experienced Biblically

Preschool, Experienced Biblically

09.16.2014
After the Time of Potty, he washed his hands and his clothes and the floor and those around him. And then poopeth he did go. Not on the...
9 Things I Didn't Realize Before Signing My Daughter Up For Dance Class

9 Things I Didn't Realize Before Signing My Daughter Up For Dance Class

09.15.2014
There was only one tiny side window in which we could all see about half the class at any one time. There may have some polite shoving...
To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

09.15.2014
Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in...
Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

09.12.2014
What if girls were taught to deal appropriately with jealousy long before they ever get to middle school? As a scholar in child development...
The Day My Son Stopped Being Cute

The Day My Son Stopped Being Cute

09.12.2014
My son was no longer a baby. He was no longer "cute." He was a destructive force that was wrecking my home.
The Princess's New Clothes

The Princess's New Clothes

09.11.2014
I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized....
Voting Yes for the Constitutional Amendment

Voting Yes for the Constitutional Amendment

09.10.2014
With the implementation of the Early Childhood Education program, Hawaii will be able to define expectations of participating preschool...