Experiencing each age and stage of my three children’s lives teaches me something new each time about parenting. It proves that parenting is not an exact science and that, at least for most of us, we are “building the ship as we sail it.” I know I am. Oh don’t get me wrong. You have to have a plan. (You know I love parenting plans!) But part of the parenting learning curve is experiential. During the last few months my 15 year old accidentally taught me more about pull close parenting for teenagers. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘internal alarm’
Happy Halloween! For many of us the scary part is our kids’ reactions…
quiet does not always equal content
wound-up and excited does not always equal fun.
Beware their internal alarms and be ready to pull them close if need be!
Although in my profession I provide adoption education and information about what I believe to be overall good parenting, I truly try to turn off the work stuff when I’m not working. This is tough given that I live what I work since I am parenting two kids. It’s also tough because it’s not like you can get away from other people who are parenting–at least not in the places I am likely to frequent with my own child/ren in tow.
Anyway, I really do try to just live my life and not obsess on parenting technique but something happened in Target earlier this week that made me cringe, sigh and want to immediately provide a free, live seminar in the middle of the store! LOL (more…)
Julie and I are getting ready to go to Baltimore to the Joint Council on International Children’s Services annual conference. We’ll be presenting on Friday but won’t leave until Thursday. Additionally, my family has a wedding to attend as well as the rehearsal on Friday night since my 4-year-old O. is the flower girl. As you can imagine, I have a lot on my plate this week and O. is almost out of patience with me and I with her! (more…)