So often, I question whether or not I’m making a difference in my kids’ lives. Today, BE made me this picture and it gave me some much-needed encouragement.
At our house, BE used to rule when it came to tantrums, but recently BC has usurped her. Usually after a tantrum is over, we talk about how hitting, yelling, etc is not ok. I tell him that it’s ok to be mad at me and to tell me so calmly. Recenty, we were atContinue reading “I’m mad at you, mama”
Today was busy, and we barely got poisson d’avril in this year – but we just made it. Here are a few photos:
It’s clear that I’m not perfect and probably no one is more aware of this than me. Yes, it’s true, I tend to be very hard on myself. But, there’s good news for me and all the other imperfect parents out there. A while back, BCLC therapist RB recommended a book called “Inside I’m Hurting”Continue reading “Good enough parenting”
I hate to admit it, but I make assumptions about people based on their appearance all the time. A few weeks ago, I made a new acquaintance who is the father to a college-aged son. We were talking about our kids and he asked me if I am a strict parent. Judging by his clothesContinue reading “A parenting evolution”
A while back, BCLC therapist RB introduced us to the idea of making our kids’ worlds smaller. By this, she meant to make their worlds more manageable for them. So far, we’ve been pretty successful at this, and it’s seemed to make a difference for us. The kids appear to be more regulated – andContinue reading “It’s a small world”
I subscribe to an online newsletter by Heather Forbes, one of two authors of Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control. If you’re at all interested in BCLC, check it out at the Beyond Consequences Institute. In recent newsletter, I really liked how Heather explained the BCLC approach. Here’s an excerpt of what she wrote: Q: IfContinue reading “Driving lessons”