What’s Under This?

What’s Under This?

Dear Caring Parent, I witnessed this scenario and it made me wonder how many conversations do we have as parents in which we need to get curious about ‘what’s under this?’ Here’s what I heard:  Dad, putting some garden stuff into a trash bin. “Hey Beth” Beth...
One BIG C in Parenting

One BIG C in Parenting

Dear Caring Parent, We all encounter this – the one big ‘C’ in parenting. Control. Control is that every present feeling, according to dear Webster, that we have ‘the power to direct behavior or a course of events’. And of course, as parents we do...
Two A’s in Your Parenting Experience

Two A’s in Your Parenting Experience

Dear Caring Parent, Have you noticed these two A’s in your parenting experience – acclimation and acceptance? We usually think of acclimation when we’re changing seasons or hiking higher mountains. Acclimation means to adapt to a new temperature,...
Must Have Supplies for Family Outdoors Activity

Always Needed Supplies for Family Outdoors Activity

Dear Caring Parent, Summer is in full swing! I finally have this year’s ALWAYS NEEDED supplies for family outdoors activity. Pack your bag with these and you will be ready for most things. It’s taken me a bit longer because I wanted to test a couple of them out before...
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...