How do I know when my attempt to offer my kids opportunities such as sports or music is benefiting them, or causing unnecessary anxiety?
One minute, they are so excited to go to (fill in the blank here), and the next minute they are clinging to me, crying, and making me “look like” that pushy over scheduling parent I am not and do not want to be. Read More
My son is 2.5 and very non-aggressive. I see a friend and her son for play dates often, and I really like the mom. The problem is that her son pushes mine and she disciplines him by speaking very softly to him. Read More
I thought my days of worrying and wondering about “park or play date etiquette” with the kids were nearing an end. My kids understand the concept of sharing (for the most part) now and can happily play alone or with others without me needing to manage it (for the most part). I was starting to enjoy being able to finish conversations with girlfriends and not play referee every 2 minutes. As a result, this year we took the next step. Read More