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...
Covid19 Parent – More Busy Or A ‘Great Pause’ ?

Covid19 Parent – More Busy Or A ‘Great Pause’ ?

Dear Caring Parent, Covid19 parent is it more busy or is there what some call a ‘great pause’ for us? Many of us find ourselves busy in new busyness. I marvel at what this requires of parents. An invisible group of molecules is changing us a lot. So it...
Letting Go For Parents Is A Constant

Letting Go For Parents Is A Constant

Dear Caring Parent, Letting go – for parents, it’s a constant dance. We attach then we let go. It’s not that we suddenly ‘let go’ when our children finish school, get married or begin their career. Instead, parents experience many phases of letting...
Saying No To Children

Saying No To Children

Dear Caring Parent,  Saying no to children can be hard! I was just talking to a dad about how to not over-spend the budget for a birthday.  It got me to thinking, again, about how hard it is saying ‘no’ to children!  After my conversation with this dad, I...
How do Babies Understand Their World?

How do Babies Understand Their World?

Dear Caring Parent,  Ever wonder, how do babies understand their world? Of all the things that are so important in the first year of life, what’s tying it all together? Attuning is – how you and your baby are tuning-in to each other. I LOVE watching a mom...