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, why oh why do my child’s tantrums be so crazy?! We know that a child’s...
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 so easy compared to the other years!! Tweens are 8 – 12 years in my book, although others might...
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...
Call it Gaming LIFE, Not Gaming Limits

Call it Gaming LIFE, Not Gaming Limits

Dear Caring Parent,  Video gaming is something many a parent is pondering these days, looking for parenting information about; the worry being of course that there is too much of a good thing going on in your child’s life.  It’s hard if you think your...
Rocking Chair Wisdom

Rocking Chair Wisdom

Dear Caring Parent, One of the gifts my daughters given me is my rocking chair. Yes, today I still have the rocking chair I got for rocking her during her early years. I love that chair. It used to be a great haven for her and me.  And then, when she needed it no...
That thing I have sometimes…

That thing I have sometimes…

Dear Caring Parent, Parenting requires so much of it, doesn’t it!  I have heard countless pregnant Moms say their biggest worry about parenting is that they have no patience in general. And yet a year later when I ask them what they’ve learned about...

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