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Puppy Parenting

Several weeks into sheltering at home with my husband and two small children, after we had finished all the jigsaw puzzles, baked the sourdough...

The Power of a Mama Hug

I don’t often suffer from writer’s block, but I’ve certainly wrestled with it lately. After weeks of COVID-19 lockdown we’re trying to negotiate a...

A Mother’s Growing Pains

I raised my boys to be confident. From the moment they were born, I had a vision, one in which my children were able...

Lock Down Good Habits

Schoolwork is a kid issue, but how does that look during lockdown?We care about our kids and want to support them, but this is...

Healthy Families

People who in their childhood were unable to take control of their own lives often suffer from learned helplessness. They believe that things and...

Kids on a Plane

5 No-tech ways to keep them entertained Our four-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to board our plane for Cancún. Minutes after take off she couldn’t wait...

Bridging the Generation Gap

“OK, boomer.”I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised when I overheard my 10-year-old granddaughter and her friends use the phrase recently as they...

Pandemic Parenting

We parents have our work cut out for us.How do you juggle working from home with parenting without support? How do you continue your...

Quit Riffin’ on Your Kid

Parents have the mistaken goal of trying to teach their children the shortcuts to becoming a high functioning adult. We have learned so much...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

Shuffling Forward

We do a lot for Angus. More than the average amount that parents do for their eight-year-olds. Angus’s laundry list of diagnoses means that...

The Adulting Parent

If discipline means to teach, what does punishment mean? Meaning: The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence. We don’t...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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