School is Starting! Yay or Yuck!

For most children, starting school for the first time and even going back to school after the summer holidays is a big deal. We adults can recall or imagine starting a new job, a new training or any number of new situations. Many adults find new situations quite...

Rather than say NO

Rather than say NO, which cuts something off, you can say YES and then find some way to do something.” Merce Cunningham I love considering this quote in the context of raising children, especially pre-schoolers. I invite all parents to simply observe themselves during...

Got your parenting map handy – Part II

Even if you did not post your list of irritations and wishes for your children this last week, I will share with you how Steps I and II from last week’s post can create your parenting map. Eventually you will want to do Steps I and II for yourself so you can have your...