January 2, 2020

In my conversations with parents I use the word "autonomy" a lot.  I tend to just throw the word around assuming everyone knows what autonomy is exactly.  Many people view it as a form of independence and I guess you could call it that.  But truly, the concept of auton...

October 29, 2019

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find a rhythm in your day when it begins with stress?  You’re racing the clock, fighting with your child over what’s for breakfast, what to wear or what NOT to wear, or why they seem to turn into a sloth when you say it’s time to...

August 20, 2019

This month our theme is "Parenting with Grace" so I thought I'd share a few phrases I have found to be helpful with children over the years.  Responding to your child's big emotions in a gracious way, not only helps to calm their anxieties in the moment, but it al...

July 10, 2019

About 2 years ago I started the process of learning an extremely hard lesson in parenting.  To keep it short, I was tremendously exhausted, overwhelmed, probably under-nourished, and pretty close to the point of implosion.  Maverick, my son, was a little over a year at...

June 18, 2019

There you are, staring at the calendar at the next 3 months wondering how you will survive!  2 months ago you were shuffling from soccer practice to pick up the groceries, and then home to cook dinner while helping your child master the math homework that you’re quite...

April 12, 2019

When it comes to modifying a child’s difficult behavior, it’s no surprise that many parents feel overwhelmed, anxious, and confused.  In this day and age, parents are continuously inundated with information coming from every angle and even suggesting conflicting approa...

February 12, 2019

In the world of parenting we are constantly being told to enjoy every moment because it flies by so quickly.  There's this underlying pressure that we might miss out on something important in our child's life.  At the very same time a certain dichotomy is happenin...