Although we parents might feel like we spend every moment with a new baby, our days are also filled with the work it takes to run a family. There is laundry to be done, meals to prepare, diapers to change, showers to slip into when we have a moment, and errands to run when we can. And so we get busy around our babies. Even when we’re with our babies hour after hour, sometimes 3:00 p.m. rolls around and we haven’t actually connected with them yet.
A mother recently told me that her eleven-year-old daughter is starting middle school in the fall. There was an open house for the school in the spring, and they decided to make it a family affair and take a warm evening walk there together. As they walked onto the school grounds, they heard the hum […]
Parenting a preteen sometimes feels like we’ve gotten lost in a new neighborhood without our trusted GPS. What used to make our five-year-old laugh doesn’t work anymore with our ten-year-old. A preteen’s maturity can seem inconsistent and unpredictable, as the journey through child development is not a linear one. What parents learned about parenting their […]