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How I Broke My Son's Heart

How I Broke My Son's Heart

02.27.2014
He wasn't angry. He wasn't throwing a fit because he hadn't gotten his way. He was sad. Because of me.
3-Year-Olds Are A**holes

3-Year-Olds Are A**holes

02.27.2014
I am here to tell you that "everyone" was wrong. Two-year-olds are challenging, but they are nowhere near as hard to deal with as 3-year-olds....
The One Word That Keeps Me From Yelling at My Kids

The One Word That Keeps Me From Yelling at My Kids

02.26.2014
Sometimes the yelling is funny, sometimes it's maddening and it's almost always (heaven help me for this confession I'm about to confess)...
A Special Reunion

A Special Reunion

02.26.2014
I took my daughter to see my dad in his new memory care facility. It was the first time she has seen him in almost two months. I was not...
Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

02.24.2014
Children have tantrums when they feel overwhelmed by big emotions like anger, fear or disappointment. One way of thinking about it is that...
Talking To Toddlers So They Will Listen

Talking To Toddlers So They Will Listen

02.21.2014
We have become those parents who are already annoyed before anything annoying happens. Who use time-outs like crutches, handing them out...
A Letter to All the Sleep-Deprived Mamas

A Letter to All the Sleep-Deprived Mamas

02.19.2014
All those people who said, "Don't worry, your baby will be sleeping through the night soon enough!" have been lying to you. Or maybe they've...
8 Natural Remedies to Soothe Kids' Colds

8 Natural Remedies to Soothe Kids' Colds

02.19.2014
Colds are not usually serious, but they can make your children miserable, and as a parent, all you want to do is help them feel better...
One Genius Way To Stop Having The Same Old Fight

One Genius Way To Stop Having The Same Old Fight

02.18.2014
Once you see how capable, organized, thoughtful and careful your child is when you're not in charge, it might be easier to let him step...
5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

02.18.2014
Regressions are normal, especially with toddlers. Every time your child takes a step forward toward growing up more (whether that is using...
What Does It Mean To Be A 'Good Mom'?

What Does It Mean To Be A 'Good Mom'?

02.14.2014
I know my kids and I know myself and I'm doing what works best for all of us. It may not be everyone's parenting model, but it's ours....
Schools and Parents Have to Work Together on Character Education

Schools and Parents Have to Work Together on Character Education

02.12.2014
Character education starts early, and it's impossible for schools and teachers to do this by themselves. Parents must step up.
The Question I Ask Myself The Most As A Mom

The Question I Ask Myself The Most As A Mom

02.11.2014
I have to believe that in the years to come my babies won't remember the times I said "wait" nearly as clear as the times I said nothing...
Preschool Tuition in New York City Costs HOW MUCH?

Preschool Tuition in New York City Costs HOW MUCH?

02.10.2014
In New York City, it costs more to let a 3-year-old socialize with other 3-year-olds than it does to educate a college student. This is...