My boys are all …fun in their own ways. Torn between delusion and reality; I often decide that, despite reassurances of similar children, other families do not enjoy quite the smattering of personality challenges I do in raising mine. Only my second son has been officially diagnosed with anything. That was a result of his … More Behavioral Issues? I’ll Take One for Now, Please
My second son has behavioral issues. Sometimes teachers or other adults ask me ‘what works’ with him. Don’t you think, if I knew, I’d be spraying that magic solution all over the place?!
There are a few phrases a parent says that can only mean a bad thing. Mine include: “Don’t worry; it couldn’t get any worse,” “I’m sure it’s washable,” and “What is that?”
In order to maintain a sense of order and structure in our house, we follow a bedtime routine. I’ve read Facebook posts citing studies that my friends heard about that say a routine is imperative for children’s development. So, 8:30ish: I turn to my husband. Actually, I do this sort of exhausted flailing against the … More The Bedtime Routine
Raising boys is a lot like being a police officer. I can’t tell you how many times I say, “Keep your hands where I can see ’em!”