Everyday Parenting Can Be Exhausting

Everyday Parenting Can Be Exhausting

Dear Caring Parent, Everyday parenting can be exhausting. Or, every day, parenting can be exhausting.   That’s what I am thinking about right now – the sneaky, everyday causes of parenting exhaustion. These aren’t real obvious because they’re so everyday...
Reflection on Parent Exhaustion

Reflection on Parent Exhaustion

Dear Caring Parent, “I’m exhausted!” I hear parents saying this very often. Parental exhaustion is real. It’s not ok. It’s not, ‘oh well, I’m a parent so of course’.   I’ve hesitated to write about this topic now, because with COVID19 and all it’s...
Parents Get Better At Listening

Parents Get Better At Listening

Dear Caring Parent, I’ve been thinking about telling vs listening lately as I talk with parents and children. While some things definitely need telling, I’ve concluded that we could all do a lot more listening. At home and in schools. How do we parents get...
What Does Blue Light Do To Children?

What Does Blue Light Do To Children?

Dear Caring Parent, I took a look to see what new research shows about the effect of blue light on our children, given the increase in online activities with schooling-at-home during COVID19. Generally we wonder about eye strain and sleep disruption with blue light...