Content Tagged "bartlebyempathy"

  • What To Do When Children Whine
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    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

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  • The Post-election Parenting Conversation
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    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

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  • How Recognizing Limits Can Save Your Day
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    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

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  • I Accept The Mess: What Setting Limits Looks Like
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    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

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  • When Siblings Fight…
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    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

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  • Why Are People So Rude To Children? (Guest Post)
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    Today I am sharing a guest post from my friend Jeannie who blogs over at The Magic Nutshell. Jeannie is a creative writer, mother, and self-named “professional social justice sidekick”. Thanks for sharing, Jeannie!

    My two-year-old daughter is the only juvenile human on my mother’s

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