We’ve been having a little trouble in our household with pushing and hitting. After this past weekend I decided to start the Google search to see how we can handle it better.
I love the internet when it comes to parenting, there are some wonderful experts out there that help me learn how to do things in a new way that help me stay true to who I WANT to be as a parent 🙂
In my search I found this great site that has all kinds of videos with topics of every kind. They are all really insightful and short enough for parents with little kids.
I was able to get some perspective on the issue and help in elevating my thought process in handling these sibling issues.
Two experts I love already are Shefali Tsabary, PhD and Gila Brown, MA. They give me hope that I can be the parent I want to be.
Luckily my kids also really love each other so I have no doubt this stage will pass, but I’d like to do it with some grace!
On a fun note, have you seen Hank Azaria’s web series about parenting? I love it. Here is a funny (and informative!) video about toddler sharing.
I read somewhere that we send a message at least ten times a day that our toddler’s emotions are not okay with us. Whether it be offering a cookie when they get upset or asking them to be quiet or relax. Once I started thinking about it I realized I do it all the time. I made a commitment to notice and try to allow my toddler to feel his full range of emotions, no matter how uncomfortable for me! Read on to see how I do it. Continue reading
We’ve been going through a lot of transition lately and it’s been really tough for my toddler (he’s a month and a half away from three years old). This is such a tough age because there is no reasoning with them, they are a walking ball of emotion. Mostly it’s sweet, kissy, cuddly emotion but when it goes bad, it goes really bad.
The hubby and I were really confused and unsure of how to handle it, not to mention frustrated and at our wit’s end. So this is what we did… Continue reading