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Chore List For Kids By Age

With each new school year comes new responsibility for your children. That should apply to home as well. They grow up so fast and sometimes it can feel like a punch in the gut when they don’t need you anymore. But doing things for them at home that they really should be doing for themselves […] Read more…

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

When I noticed that an overnight trip was a part of the 3rd grade curriculum at my daughter’s school, I furrowed my brow for a sec. But I shrugged and thought, “No biggie, I’ll just make sure I’m one of the chaperones.” Until I found out that parents weren’t allowed to chaperone. Not one. Then I realized that for me, this trip had become the first step in the arduous process of letting go of my child. Read more…

Should You Worry If Your Kid Is Too Confident?

My daughter and I went ice skating last week.  After a few shaky times around the rink, she got into a zone and didn’t want me anywhere near her.  “I got it mommy, I got it,” she said.  I’m pretty used to that by now, so obliged and stayed a few feet behind her.  Once […] Read more…

Why Parenting Backwards Might Work For You

The first time I got pregnant, I had a miscarriage at ten weeks.  While I was ecstatic when I got pregnant almost a year later, I was also scared to death that I could have another miscarriage.  I kept thinking that if I could just get past the eleven-week milestone, everything would be okay and […] Read more…

Can You Bully-Proof Your Kid?

Bullying has gained increased public awareness over the last few years.  If you think back, I am sure you can recall a time when you were bullied, or when you were the bully.   Recently, it hit close to home with my 6 year-old daughter Journey.  She came home about a month after school complaining that […] Read more…