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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...
Dad And Daughter 'Shake It Off' In Adorable Dance Party

Dad And Daughter 'Shake It Off' In Adorable Dance Party

Avery Stone  09.10.2014
This dad and daughter make quite the dancing duo. In this video, posted Aug. 23 by YouTube user (and groovy dad) jprinder1, he and his...
The Not-So-Terrible Twos

The Not-So-Terrible Twos

09.10.2014
Every morning, my 2-year-old brings me his shoes with no destination in mind, no grand plan or ulterior motive. He simply wants to have...
The Second Most Useful Phrase I've Learned as a Parent (Toddler Edition)

The Second Most Useful Phrase I've Learned as a Parent (Toddler Edition)

09. 9.2014
My toddler screeches with joy at meeting another 2-year-old. She holds his hand as they take big steps up the stairs to the slide, the...
Dear Mom, You Are Stronger Than Superwoman

Dear Mom, You Are Stronger Than Superwoman

09. 8.2014
Your tummy, the one you told Daddy is "fat," is actually perfect. It's the place I lay my head when I want to feel secure, at peace and...
Most Latino Children Don't Attend Preschool In This State

Most Latino Children Don't Attend Preschool In This State

Sara Neufeld  09. 5.2014
How to break the vicious cycle of poverty and academic failure is one of the most troublesome questions of our time, but this much we know:...
Bustin' Rhymes: Nursery Classics Revised For Moms

Bustin' Rhymes: Nursery Classics Revised For Moms

09. 5.2014
Hickory dickory dock. Can you please stop touching your %^&*? You went number one, but now you're all done. Hickory dickory %^&*.
Thriving While Parenting A Toddler

Thriving While Parenting A Toddler

09. 4.2014
Raising a toddler can really bring out the worst in us and grow feelings of desperation and exhaustion.
Let's Begin With Gandhi

Let's Begin With Gandhi

09. 4.2014
Gandhi used his words. He did not hit, kick, punch, or push even though he was probably hurt and mad. He took the time to find his words....
21 Reasons My Toddler and I Aren't Making It Out Today

21 Reasons My Toddler and I Aren't Making It Out Today

09. 3.2014
Toddler has set his chair atop the coffee table, and is seated on it like a king upon his throne. I set about carefully removing him while...