I do not often go off on a full blown rant, so I figured why not? It is about time. Want to come along for the ride? Here we go… There are a bunch of phrases or sayings or sentences or whatever, that grown ups say to kids all the time. There are 3 in […]
My child is hitting our 10 month old. I am trying to be understanding about this but he is 3 and big and I don’t want him to hurt the baby. What to do? Ahhhh, yes, sibling rivalry begins. It is tough to be the big sibling, with everyone fawning all over the baby, sigh. […]
A Mommybites reader asks: My three 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 […]
Ahhh, The Epic Toddler Tantrum. It is a masterful thing. Number one, remember that it is not about you. Your child might be mad at you, but the child’s explosion is about him and his feelings, and you do not have to own those feelings as well. He is not in pain, he is PISSED. Let him be mad, you do not have to be as well.
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 […]
My kid is potty trained but now just pees on herself because she just doesn’t wanna stop playing. Now what? Ahhhh, kids are funny. You would think that they would care about being wet, and some do BUT there are some that couldn’t care less. They’re busy, they’re painting, they’re working through a power play thing with you. There are many reasons why kids do this, but that’s not what ya came for. You came for a solution.
I often write about ways to improve on your parenting or new strategies or changes to make, but this time I am shaking it up. In honor of Mother’s Day month, I want to let you know why you are doing a great job. How do I know? You will see… You Woke Up And […]
This issue has crossed my path a few times recently as well, and it really got me thinking. On the surface it seems great. It helps teachers and parents – or it seems to – and the kids like it – at first. I mean… kids, a weird old timey phone, talking about themselves… what’s not to like?