A letter of support to parents who are doing their best but feeling like their children are struggling.
If your family is anything like mine, you have seen an increase in power struggles with your kids. These struggles seem to go on all day long about everything. Please brush your teeth… “no.” Please eat your lunch… “not gonna happen.” Please play all day in your p.j’s while eating chocolate and ice cream… “I don’t want to.” Wait, what? Are… Continue reading Why Am I Having So Many Power Struggles with My Child Right Now?
People tell me all of the time that their young child or baby doesn’t remember … their painful medical interventions, a car accident, the death or loss of a loved one, the verbal or physical fighting between parents/caregivers or witnessed violence. Even though it makes the conversation uncomfortable, I always have to tell them that their… Continue reading My child has experienced something awful in their young life – how do I know if it is affecting them?
Right now we are all stuck in our homes. Families are stuck together, at the mercy of each and every high and low. We face tremendous grief, loss, and trauma – all of us. And, one of the hardest parts of this is the adult desire to control what their children are experiencing. I have heard things such as… Continue reading How Young Children are Responding to Stay-At-Home Directives and Why
Anyone who has stumbled onto social media or out into a supermarket lately has noticed the level of panic in our communities is rising. The minute you turn on the television there is dramatic music and TV journalists telling us about the latest in the “coronavirus outbreak.” Our children have started to notice and some of them… Continue reading How Can I Support My Child During Scary Times? Helping Your Young Child Through the Coronavirus