So even though we placed a holiday moratorium on buying each other stuff there was absolutely no restrictions on the act of giving. Of course, without the stuff option to fall back on, we each faced the creative challenge of figuring out what to give. By far the best innovation emerging from our new tradition was...
If you haven't checked that calendar, here's a word to the wise. The holidays are quickly approaching which means sooner or later your child is going to be receiving a gift from someone. (Are you with me so far?) My only question to you is this: "How well do your kids handle disappointment" when that gift they are anticipating from Grandma, Uncle Fred or Sister Sue doesn't meet their hopeful expectations?
Virtually all of us were wounded as children, and if we don't heal those wounds, they prevent us from parenting our children optimally. But the good news is that being parents gives us an opportunity to heal ourselves.
Have you discovered that your child has been abused? It is an overwhelming time for you and your family. One step you may find helpful is to use this trauma as the impetus to create a very open, honest, and supportive family life. Here's how...
A five-month-old checks things out three ways. She explores it with her hands, feels it with her mouth and looks at it with her eyes. Your baby explores head to toe -- literally!
Your four-month-old has entered the interactive stage and interact she does with her whole body! What else will she accomplish this month?
Whether it's because your three-month-old is more organized or you're more comfortable with each other cues, parents often describe this month as easier and the baby as a delight!
Your two-month-old has adjusted to life outside the womb and is ready to take on the world! He hits a mobile and it moves. This month is all about empowerment. Your baby is discovering that he can make things happen!
Your baby spent the last weeks adapting. This month she is ready to interact, opening up -- her hands in greeting, her mouth in grins, her eyes to take in the world!