Parenting: Teachings Children to Cope with Stress – 5 Tips
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Parenting: Teaching Children to Cope With Stress I’ve had the subject of stress on my mind for a while now. Nothing horrible has happened, but the past few months have tested my anti-stress reserves. I’ll focus only on the most recent set of circumstances. Here is the short version. Two weeks ago, I came down with strep throat. In the midst of the sickness, an opportunity came up that my … Continue reading

Parenting: Should We Set Boundaries for Our Children?
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Parenting is an ever-evolving process and defining boundaries is a large part of that process. To say it’s a balancing act is an understatement. Some parents may disagree with parts of this discussion, and if you do, I hope you’ll comment below so we all can see the opposing thoughts. Parenting: Define the Boundaries The first step is defining the given boundary for you and your child, then sticking with … Continue reading

Parenting: Adapt and Adjust to Change
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There are two aspects of parenting I never truly understood until becoming a parent myself. 1. Sleep is a rare commodity. I had no idea just how rare it was. 2. Parenting is an evolving process. Children (and parents) change daily and we need to keep up with that change. Using a real life example, I bring up the subject of change because my family is in the midst of … Continue reading

Banning Sugary Drinks? Really?
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When I first read about New York banning sugary drinks, I thought it was a joke. Now that I’ve had some time to think about the subject, I’m a bit torn. I’ll post my thoughts, and then I’d like to hear what you think. I don’t regularly discuss health topics on my blog, but as a parent constantly concerned with my children’s health, I thought this one was worth the time. … Continue reading

Parenting: Telling Your Child “Don’t Cry”
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As far as parenting advice goes, telling your child not to cry seems low on the ladder of importance. It’s not something I’ve done a lot, but I caught myself doing so a few days ago and I really had to think about potential long-term repercussions. The age or sex of your child doesn’t matter. This goes for adults as well. I’ll use an example from my son to explain. … Continue reading

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