The Paradox of Parenting

I think today I just want to name it. The paradox of parenting. I will have more to say about it later. Probably quite a bit more. But here is the paradox that you feel every day of your parenting life. Parenting is the most personal thing you have ever done and probably will ever …

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Leadership

Leadership means acknowledging that a part of this world is your responsibility. Parents fit that bill perfectly. You are in charge of your family. You just may never have thought of yourself as a leader of your family, but thinking of yourself explicitly as a leader can do some important things for you and your …

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Silence

If there is one thing that I would like to take back from my pre-parenting days, it is the ability to create silence when I want to. I have to admit that I tend to blame my step-daughter for breaking the silence. But I am wrong about that. The reason I am wrong about that …

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I was once that aggressive boy

I was once that aggressive boy

I was once that aggressive boy. I was. My mother tells me, that when I was in kindergarten, I’d come home sometimes and be so enraged that there was nothing that she could do to get me to talk, listen, engage in any way. The only thing she could do was to hand me an …

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Biting

Why do toddlers bite and what can you do about it [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/268187236″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Biting is a sign of stress It doesn’t mean anything about your child’s character Ask yourself: What kind of things have happened when the child bites? What time of the day is this typically happening? Are there …

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