Have you noticed that sometimes your child just becomes rigid? Say he is building a tower and decides the next block for the tower “has to be” the red block. The one after “has to be” blue? Or, he wants … Continue reading
A Guest Post by By Emilie Leeks Our four-year-old daughter had a growing tendency to be very melodramatic around ‘pain’. If she was in a certain kind of mood and just got touched or gently bumped, she would whine and … Continue reading
A Guest Post on Setting Limits By Emilie Leeks Setting limits on small things is something I used to find very hard. Sometimes I feel I’m just being petty by not doing things for the kids when technically I can, but … Continue reading
By Heidi Granger Russell My four year old son LOVES garbage trucks. He is obsessed with them, and not just the trucks. He loves everything to do with garbage disposal: garbage cans, recycling, compost, trips to the landfill and the … Continue reading
Modern life keeps us busy. Between meal planning, cleaning, playdates and school, how do you make time for quality time with your children? Special Time is one way to ensure those moments happen, however fleeting. Special Time is the moment you … Continue reading
Oh! But the sleep deprivation! The spitting up! The crying! The worries into the wee hours of the night! The fevers. The whining. The impossible questions they come up with. And the endless questioning of ourselves, “What am I going to do with this child?” “Am I ruining this kid forever?”
A part of me just wanted to push through and get it over with, but then I thought maybe a little impromptu special time might shift the mood.
“You know, my son is driving me absolutely crazy. He whines and whines and I just go up the wall. Sometimes I have to leave the room, ’cause I don’t want to hurt him and I’m going nuts. I just leave him alone when he does that.”