You’ll be twenty months old next Friday (which will be Friday the 13th just like the one on which you were born.) It’s about time to write another update on your sleep.
For the first half of the night you aren’t sleeping too badly. From around 8:30 until when we fall asleep at [...]
I’ve had a few people worry recently that while they TRY to be gentle parents they don’t feel like they are actually gentle parents because they make mistakes and don’t always know what to do. Because they came from homes where they were spanked and yelled at, and while they are trying to change sometimes [...]
You’re nineteen months old and your whines cut straight through me. They’re endless sometimes. You whine for everything you don’t have words for, or all the words that you forget in that moment where you feel a need or a want and can’t pull the words out of what you’re feeling.
Whines are [...]
Spending time with family members over the holidays can be stressful for some parents that are choosing to raise their children differently from how they were raised or how their other family members are raising their children.
Some things that might help:
Have compassion for your parents and in-laws. They may [...]
One of the phrases I hear a little too often for my liking is “I’m bigger than you” and “show them that you’re bigger than they are”. That’s one of those things that can get inside your head and make you behave rather poorly.
I AM bigger than you. Big like a mountain [...]
Upset. Two inches tall. I’ve got words for this situation that I learned in seeing my parents talk to each other, and in reading books and watching movies. In seeing other people fight.
But I don’t want to fight. I don’t want to play out a script.
He’s upset too. He goes quiet when he’s [...]
Is it because I’m a bad parent? No.
Is it because my child is trying to manipulate me? No.
Is it because they’re being naughty? No.
So what is it?
Brain development. Plain and simple.
A human is not born with a fully developed brain. A newborn is born [...]
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Backtalk.. I’ve seen people compare it to “abuse” and suggest harsh punishments.
Do children really have the power to “be abusive” to someone who essentially controls every aspect of their lives?
I see it as a sign that my child is feeling powerless, frustrated, and needs more tools to express their [...]
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