30 Activities for Tired Parents and Bored Kids

30 Activities for Tired Parents and Bored Kids

Dear Caring Parent, August is the month for tired parents and bored kids! Parents are tired of taking care of everything and the kids are feeling that the less-scheduled summer has been great so far, but suddenly it’s boring. School now seems inviting!  It...
EEE-Gads, Moody and Mouthy Toddler and Teen

EEE-Gads, Moody and Mouthy Toddler and Teen

Dear Caring Parent,      In the first poll I ran on this site, I asked you which was the most difficult age for you to parent.  And most of you clicked on either the toddler years or the teen years. Kinda the same as  I hear anecdotally. These are the years that bring...
Listening Changes the Homework Argument

Listening Changes the Homework Argument

Dear Caring Parent, I’ve noticed that sometimes I am a stormy creature when it comes to homework problems. When I would notice it wasn’t being attended to, I would react by storming through homework time. Are you a storming, angry parent over homework problems right...
I’m Struggling with My Child

I’m Struggling with My Child

Dear Caring Parent, Our love for our children can in fact hit trouble. Sometimes we fall out of what I call our parenting love zone- that easy, flowing, heartfelt connection to our little beings. This falling out could be caused by our pre-occupation with something...
Are My Child’s Tantrums Normal?

Are My Child’s Tantrums Normal?

Dear Caring Parent, Of course, it’s at the grocery store, the restaurant, or right when you want to get to work or the gym up comes the toddler monster! We parents wonder, are these tantrums normal? Why oh why do my child’s tantrums be so crazy?! We know...