I have a touch-sensitive kid - he likes his pants just-so (not too long, never too tight, not too scratchy, etc.), he likes soft things on his body, etc. - and this morning he got in the car and started complaining about how itchy he was from the hairs that were inside his jacket, leftover from his haircut yesterday.Read More
Got a crazy/ aggressive kid in the house? I had this ninja mindful mom moment the other day and thought I’d share, bc, well, it’s been a while 🙂.Read More
You know how we're always making our kids say "thank you"? because that's how we teach them to be polite?
Last week I spent like 5min trying to get Ethan (3) to say thank you to his teacher for giving him a special snack (goldfish) since he didn't like the one they had (fruit🤦♀️). Yet clearly after 5min, even if I could have gotten him to say thank you (which I couldn't), I know it wouldn't actually have meant anything to him anyway... just another one of those "mom wanted me to do something so I did it to get her off my back" moments.Read More
I’m reading this parenting book that is making me question a lot about what we do with our kids/ see as ‘normal’...
For instance, my kids started up swim lessons again today. And both started crying the second we got to their lane (even though they were prepped and ready and excited beforehand).Read More
I made an interesting observation today, teaching mindfulness to 2nd and 3rd graders: almost every 3rd grader raised his/her hand when I asked if they ever heard a mean voice in their head (who might tell them they’re stupid or not good enough), while no 2nd graders did. The 3rd graders shared what their ‘mean voice’ says, almost matching each other’s words exactly.Read More