When It’s All About Me

When It’s All About Me

I asked our son to set the table for dinner and a fight erupted. “Why do I have to set the table? You always ask me to set the table. Can’t he set the table?” Our oldest said while pointing to his little brother. With that, youngest son, thinking he needed to defend...
Parenting With Love, Logic and Patience

Parenting With Love, Logic and Patience

Love happens the moment you are told you are going to be a parent. logic is what we need to teach our children and they are learning it by watching us. Patience is something parents learn. The earlier we learn it the better! Inspiration occurs when you are in the right place at just the right time to share a meaningful learning experience with your child.

The Search for Independence

The Search for Independence

Our son had never challenged my authority so blatantly before. I understood that it is normal for children to challenge authority. It is how they establish their autonomy. However, his desire for freedom was not in proportion with his ability control his emotions. It was my responsibility to remind my son that the decisions he makes have consequences.

How to Remain Calm When Your Child is Not

How to Remain Calm When Your Child is Not

My Aunt is one of those people who never seems to be in a hurry. She appears to be ‘in the moment’ all the time. She is attentive to your needs while accomplishing ten other things and never appears rushed or hurried.

Pictures of My Children’s Backs

Pictures of My Children’s Backs

It seemed to me that I had a lot of pictures of my children’s backs. But when I went looking for them, I discovered there weren’t that many. Most of the pictures (and there are drawers full) are of my children’s happy, beautiful faces.I now realize that the pictures I...