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Parenting Without Patience

Parenting Without Patience

I am not a patient person. Over the years, I’ve come to accept that. It just wasn’t one of the virtues I was blessed with I guess. I like to think that I’m kind. I could even go so far as to say that I’m fairly humble. But patient, I am not. I am also a parent to an...

Is Netflix Really Saving Our Kids From Advertisers?

Is Netflix Really Saving Our Kids From Advertisers?

When we were kids, advertising was an unpleasant reality of our TV watching experience.  Ads would increase their volume (something that has since been regulated)  so you would be able to hear them from elsewhere in the house if you decided to walk away during the...

Raising teenagers without losing your mind

Raising teenagers without losing your mind

Today we're talking about that stage in life all parents dread the most! It's the time our adorable, cute kids gradually turn into hormonal monsters and turn our homes into the devil’s new personal residence. Here's a few pointers on raising teenagers without loosing...

Mean Girls and Boys: A Pre-School Bullying Problem?

Mean Girls and Boys: A Pre-School Bullying Problem?

The first time I watched the movie Mean Girls I thought a lot about my imaginary future life as a mother.  I thought about what type of daughter I’d be best equipped to parent, and what kind of mom I wanted to be.  At the time I quipped that I’d much rather have a...

How To Stop Your Kid From Hitting

How To Stop Your Kid From Hitting

It’s one of all parent’s biggest fears. You’re at the park, on a play date or you receive that dreaded phone call from the school; your child has hit someone. Your mind instantly starts running; “Is the other kid okay?”, “How mad is their parent going to be?”, “Crap....

How To Talk To Your Children About Race

How To Talk To Your Children About Race

Lately I’ve seen a lot of articles and discussions on talking to your children about race. Some of these pieces have been useful and education. But, I’ve also noticed a trend of parent’s teaching their children to be “color blind”. This means that instead of...

Discussing our Bodies in Front of our Kids

Discussing our Bodies in Front of our Kids

It’s sad, but there seems to be some sort of idea that it’s okay to bash or criticize a child’s body in front of them.  Many adults say terrible things about kids that no adult would ever dare utter to another grownup’s face, as if this is somehow acceptable.  Take a...

Are Your Kids Obsessed With Being “Cool”?

Are Your Kids Obsessed With Being “Cool”?

It always happens eventually. As your kids get older, they start to care more and more what other people, especially other kids, think of them. Seemingly out of nowhere they start worrying about whether or not something is "cool." This is usually around the time that...

What Exactly Is The Whisper Method And Does It Really Work?

What Exactly Is The Whisper Method And Does It Really Work?

A few weeks ago I read an article about using the “whisper method” as a way to help calm a child that is upset, yelling or throwing a tantrum. After doing a little research, I decided to give it a try. My kid is known for her loud mouth. And, when she gets angry or...

Practical Coping for Preschooler Nightmares

Practical Coping for Preschooler Nightmares

I thought most sleepless nights would be over once my children got a little older.  I knew there would be nights when we would be wide-awake with illness, growing pains, and occasional nightmares – that I was prepared for.  I didn’t expect nightmare flare-ups several...

Advocating for Kind Children

I was reading an article a few weeks ago that really stuck with me.  It talked about how we should raise our children to be kind, not nice.  The world is full of “nice people” who seem to always say the right thing, but feel uncomfortable doing the right thing when...

7 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby

7 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby

Everyone wants to impart their wisdom about birth and parenting. It comes with the territory I guess. They’ll tell you all sorts of things: You will love them unconditionally, it will change your life forever, and those little years go by in a flash. Birth is painful,...