Content Tagged "bartlebyempathy"

  • An Apology After We Yell – The Relationship Superglue
    hug apology

    A neighbor posted this story of an overwhelmed mom after she yelled at her kids in the store and then offered an apology.  As a former overwhelmed mom making my way through the holiday crowds with small children, it reminded me of one of the most important ways to get through it - love.

  • What To Do When Children Whine

    A whining child can be a challenge for parents. There is something about that high pitch sound that can drive even the most cool headed parents up the wall. Let’s face it whining is annoying and usually we just want to make it stop. The interesting thing is that we are willing to do almost anything Read More...

  • The Post-election Parenting Conversation

    Like many children – my children woke wanting to know who had won. When I told them their eyes widened and their mouths dropped and the first question was the one I wasn’t sure how I would answer. I had shielded them from as much of this election as I could, but even a child can tell that Read More...

  • How Recognizing Limits Can Save Your Day

    Sometimes, as a mother, I get so focused on things that need to get done that I forget the most important goal—my kids and their well being. Beds need to be made, clothes changed, shoes on, breakfast eaten, teeth brushed, lunches made. In all the hustle and bustle of a busy morning, it can Read More...

  • I Accept The Mess: What Setting Limits Looks Like

    Crying, tantrums, whining, hitting, yelling – it’s all hard.  I’ve worked to accept all these feelings from my children, and yet, it’s still messy.   That’s the way it’s supposed to be – unpredictable, uncomfortable, inconvenient, and definitely messy. My 3 ½-year-old daughter is Read More...

  • When Siblings Fight…
    carson and anna no rice

    It is easy to get caught up in the challenging moments.  The moments that make you want to pull your hair out and lock yourself in your room, but when you have a really awesome moment, well, that rocks your socks off.

    Today my kids were fighting over who got to go with Dad in his truck. It was Read More...

  • Raising Empathy

    How a beach encounter reinforced our belief in the teachings of Magda Gerber and RIE