Failure, a great gift to children.
Jan30

Failure, a great gift to children.

I have worked with hundreds of kids of all ages, mostly individually for about 20 years, and one amazing advantage of having gone through that before having your own child is that it gives you perspective. I always believed every parent was doing the best they knew how and that there was some innate wisdom to parenthood I had to respect, even if I disagreed with their methods. So I kept my mouth shut, followed their lead and watched.....

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5 Easiest Ways to Remove a Splinter in a Child
Jan19

5 Easiest Ways to Remove a Splinter in a Child

We have been blessed with a child who, at 2 years old,  normally listens, who will reason with you when she wants to do something you said no to and who is pretty sturdy. She once kicked a bump on the floor, and said ouch, but moved on and kept on talking and walking, until I realized that her nail had broken backwards and there was blood all over the floor. Yeap, that kind of sturdy. So you can imagine what I expected when she got a...

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What Mother’s Day means to me.
May11

What Mother’s Day means to me.

Mother’s Day… I woke up today trying to figure out what that means to me. Not in a Hallmark kind of way, but truly, as the person I am today, in relation to my daughter, what does that mean? I have always felt that there are two birthdays to be celebrated the day she was born. Her birth itself, and the birth of Taty, the mother. They both happened at the same time, so celebrating Mother’s day is, in a way,...

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A Year of Parenting
Nov20

A Year of Parenting

The perfect comic strip about a year of parenting and how our priorities change. Funny and perfectly accurate. Support this comic by ordering a poster of this strip HERE or by purchasing the comic book...

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