My Kid Cut Her Hair and I’m Freaking Out

MY KID CUT HER HAIR! She looks crazy. I am freaking out. I am so mad at her. I told her to stay that way, looking crazy with her half bangs. Am I wrong or is this not a big deal??? I cannot tell you HOW many times I have come across this “my-kid-cut-their-hair situation […]

My Son Wants to Wear a Tutu

My 3 year old son wants to wear a tutu to school. He sees his sister wearing one and wants to as well. I don’t know what to do. Yes or no?  First ask yourself what about this bothers you. Are you worried that his peers or teachers will disapprove or make fun of him? […]

How Do I Manage Mealtime Without the Drama?

Dinner is a mess at my house. The kids won’t eat, they won’t sit, I spend most of the time yelling. It’s not how I want us to end out day. Help! Mealtime can be tough. As I have spoken with families throughout the years, I have found that there are Four BIG Supper Sabotages: […]

What Can My Toddler Do By Herself?

I’m not sure what my toddler can do by herself. I want her to be independent but I don’t want to push her too hard as she is only 2.3 years. If she goes to school, the first step is to ask what she does solo there. In many schools, toddlers put their own lunch on shelves, […]

My Toddler’s ‘Tude is Out of Control

My toddler is really flexing her muscles. Her attitude is out of control. I want to support her fire but I also really don’t like the ‘tude. Yup, toddlers start to push back and make their voices louder and louder as they wade deeper into their twos. They go past just the “no” stage into real […]

What To Do With All The Toys?

It’s holiday time again. What am I gonna do with all of the toys? I feel bad, but there is no more room. Oh yes, gifts are great, but then you end up with millions and millions and MILLIONS of them. OK, maybe not millions and millions, but a lot – and they take up […]

How Can I Discipline My Two-Year-Old

My 2-year-old is really flexing her muscles. She still looks like a baby, but is acting like a kid. A lot of throwing and looking at me and making not good choices. Can I discipline her – and how? Discipline is about teaching life lessons. It’s about taking responsibility for one’s choices and actions. Discipline […]

Is it OK for Kids to Quit?

My kid is in ballet, but wants to quit. She went to 4 classes and is over it. Is it OK for kids to quit? Let’s start here: If you try an art class and really don’t like it, what would you do? Go each week to have a miserable time? NO WAY. On the […]