Be a screentime model

Be a screentime model

“What’s the best way to get him to make good screen choices?” a mom asked me several weeks ago at a well visit for her 8 year old.  As I had walked into the room, I noticed both her child and she were on their own phones….absorbed in their own screens as they waited...
Ignoring your child’s tears

Ignoring your child’s tears

Our two boys started karate tonight.   We’ve wanted to get them into something new and something to build their confidence.  Our older son is very very bright and gets easily frustrated when things don’t go his way. Don’t even think about playing UNO with him unless...
Uncertainty

Uncertainty

Our 4 year old really really wanted to get on the upper portion of the the structure at our nearby playground.  It’s a special area where only the “big kids” get to go, the slides are longer/faster/curvier, and it’s where is older siblings retreat when...