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 Believe Motherhood Saves Us

I Believe Motherhood Saves Us

A Guest Blogger for OMG Parenting has this to say about motherhood…. Mixed emotions accompany the topic of motherhood. Motherhood is a beautiful, challenging responsibility, unique to women, and unique to each woman’s experience. Mothers are any and every type...
Things I Learned from a Tween

Things I Learned from a Tween

Dear Caring Parent, There’s not as much parenting advice about tweens as there is about babies, toddlers, and teens. That’s because the tween years are quieter, or so it seems. Tweens are 8 – 12 years in my book, although others might say 9 –...
MaMa Guilt – Is It Just a Part of the Job?

MaMa Guilt – Is It Just a Part of the Job?

Dear Caring MaMa, Do you ever find that you are repeatedly upset about the same thing with your kids and what follows is mama guilt then more frustration? They don’t put the dishes away, they eat poorly, your toddler is so clingy, they’re always late, they...
Parents Saying No

Parents Saying No

Dear Caring Parent, That word, NO! It’s hard for parents to say no, yet it’s one of the first words kids say! The one-year-old shakes their head ‘no’ to everything, says ‘no’ to answer all your questions, pushes the envelope a bit...