Tag Archives: emotional health

Who’s the boss? You or your phone?

The dinner is on the table, the milk has been poured, and everyone dives in. Well, everyone except one. There is one person at the table checking their phone. No. No. Not my daughters. Like many households, we have a … Continue reading

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Through loss we grow

My father-in-law recently died. His diagnosis 4 years ago had hit me like a punch to the stomach. At that moment my mind jumped immediately to the end of his life and inside I panicked. My very happy childhood had … Continue reading

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The Still Face Experiment: Never doubt how important you are as a parent

Have you heard of the Still Face Experiment?  It’s a must watch if you haven’t seen it. I have viewed this powerful video dozens of times in my career and it still impacts me every single time I see it.  The … Continue reading

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“You hurt my feelings!!!” – Helping kids manage big emotions

Several years ago now, I was like most parents in the thick of parenting young children: sleep deprived, exhausted, focused on completing the daily tasks and frequently feeling overwhelmed.  During those years I was just in survival mode most of the … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Accept unsolicited parenting advice with a smile

It’s midsummer and as the sun starts to peak out from the clouds; you suddenly realize you forgot your baby’s hat.  Trying out your new baby wrap for a morning stroll seemed like a wonderful idea until the sun appeared.  To appease your … Continue reading

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Biting Part 2: How to manage it in the moment

Earlier this week I was writing about why toddlers bite and I shared some tips you can use to help your child express their feelings in a more appropriate way. To recap… tips include you being a: Detective – discover the triggers to … Continue reading

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