listening

Listening to Our Children Differently

Dear Caring Parent,  Let’s grow how we are listening to our children differently. We parents often say, “You’re really suggesting I listen more to my child?  All I do all day is listen to them! They are screaming, whining, speaking their words of...
Calm Parenting Has A Problem But There’s a Fix

Calm Parenting Has A Problem But There’s a Fix

Dear Caring Parent, Sometimes when we parents hear the prompt to provide calm parenting, it feels like an insult. That’s because there’s a problem with being a calm parent. How can I be calm when my teenager is slamming doors? And then there’s my...
Snails Paced Greening of My Household

Snails Paced Greening of My Household

Dear Caring Parent, Every year I think about my next-step for my snails paced greening of my household. It’s too much in life’s busyness to do it all at once!  I’m a budget watcher and want to know about the reliability of products so it takes me a while to pick...
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...