When my daughter was younger, she struggled with the sudden changes a divorce brings. Unsure of the actual meaning, she clearly understood it was shattering her normal routine and structure. As a result it sowed seeds of fear and uncertainty I worry still impacts her today. Silly? To wonder if an event before she turned… Continue reading Something To Hang On To
I love my daughter. She has given my life meaning in ways I never thought possible and I treasure every moment and memory. Even the struggles. In all those years I spent raising her, I learned far more from her than she ever learned from me. I had to look at my own life and… Continue reading It’s Not Us, It’s Them!
Disinfectant use may be causing higher BMI (Body Mass Index) scores in our children. Infants in homes where disinfectants were used at least once weekly showed higher levels of certain gut bacteria. 3 years later, those same children had a higher BMI score. Gut microbiota refers to the community of bacteria that live harmoniously together… Continue reading Do Household Disinfectants Cause Higher BMIs In Children?
Being a parent is a tough job. We try so hard to provide an environment that is nurturing, safe, and loving. But, sometimes we tend to forget that they are separate individuals. Their behavior is their behavior. Something, as a parent, we need to guide and make sure is appropriate, but is not an extension… Continue reading Accepting Our Children As Individuals
Summer is a great time to be with family and friends both indoor and out. Movies offer a wonderful respite from the heat and a couple of hours immersed in another world. Children naturally have a curiosity and interest in things way beyond their years. Isn't that why it is up to parents to decide… Continue reading Considering the Expectations We Have for Our Children.