Category Archives: Kids Should Be Kids

Being “Yourself”

Being “Yourself”

“Everyone always says to be yourself…like “yourself” is this definite thing…like a toaster, or something.” -Angela, My So-Called Life Good Morning! We often put ourselves and our children into categories. I am not the smart one, I was the pretty one growing up, I am not the math one, she is the pretty one, he

My Unique and Special Child

My Unique and Special Child

  “Instead of celebrating what makes each child unique, most parents push their children to “fit in” so that they don’t “stick out.” This unwittingly stomps out individuality and encourages conformity, despite these parents’ good intentions” ― Tom Rath, How Full Is Your Bucket? Good Morning! We all know that our child is unique and special.  When

Optimistic Parenting

Optimistic Parenting

  We must return to optimism in our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities.” ― Fred G. Gosman Good morning! I have said many, many times that parenting is hard.  But just because it is hard it does not mean that we

How Your Child Is Unique

How Your Child Is Unique

  “Look Beyond Motherhood and Parenting; Focus on the uniqueness of every Child.” ― Jaachynma N.E. Agu, RISK IT, BE DIFFERENT! Good Morning! Every child is unique. We hear that and we know it and we try to believe it, but…we still compare. “That child is saying more words.”  “That child is already walking.” “That child has

Chimpanzees, Parenting and Fun

Chimpanzees, Parenting and Fun

  “One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” –Jane Goodall Good Morning! “…having a child should be fun.”  I was so excited when I found this quote.  I sure wish I had seen this quote when I was in my “witch on a

Why “Earlier is Not Better”

Why “Earlier is Not Better”

  “Earlier is not better. All children accomplish milestones in their own way, in their own time.” – Magda Gerber   Good Morning! Today it seems that doing everything earlier is not only encouraged but expected.  Our high schoolers are taking AP college courses.  Our middle schoolers are learning algebra, geometry and sometimes even pre-calculus.

Busy Families

Busy Families

  “As you rumble and rush through your day, pause to remember how amazing and new the world is to the young children in your life.” Explorations Early Learning Good Morning! It’s Monday.  It is the beginning of the week and most likely it is going to be a busy week. School, homework and a

Sit Down and Be Quiet

Sit Down and Be Quiet

  We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.” ~ Phyllis Diller Good Morning! Phyllis Diller was a stand-up comedian from the 1950’s to her death in 2012.  She was the Joan Rivers of my

Slow Down

Slow Down

  To me, Slow parenting is about bringing balance into the home. Children need to strive and struggle and stretch themselves, but that does not mean childhood should be a race. Slow parents give their children plenty of time and space to explore the world on their own terms. Carl Honore Good Morning! It seems

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