AP Month 2017 is here — Let’s celebrate “Word Power”

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Regardless of this old adage, words have been used to initiate great harm across history and into our present day. As parents, we’re in a unique position to help our generation of children learn to not only “use your words” but use words designed to harness the power of deep connection, understanding, healing, and good. This month, October 1-31, Attachment Parenting International‘s Read More …

Navigating sibling squabbles

Arguments between siblings are inevitable. The question many parents face, is how to best handle the situation? I’m sharing one recent instance that unfolded in my own house in hopes of helping some of you in search of that very answer — also to show you that it can be done in a way that respects both parties and sets a foundation for growth in all involved: Last night, we had our most violent sibling-on-sibling Read More …

Helping kids with back-to-school transitions

Going back to school after the summer can be a difficult transition for kids. It can be especially hard for a child who’s entering a full-day kindergarten after being in a part-time preschool program the year before. The first few weeks of school may be especially trying, as it is a new routine and children are getting used to a new environment and new set of rules, but parents can help ease the transition into Read More …