Category Archives: Expressing Emotion

Post about validating our children’s feelings of emotions and supporting them through big emotion

Why I Yelled and Why I’m Sorry!

TODAY, I YELLED! I had had an emotional morning for a variety of (non-kid related) reasons. I found myself spiralling out of control as I was dealing with soiled pants, a child who was objecting to being cleaned and another … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth About Parenting

Parenting is not for everyone but all parents are doing it. Doing it does not always mean getting it right. Getting it right does not mean life is easy and life being easy does not always mean we are getting it right. Striving … Continue reading

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Making it Through Witching Hour… Without Losing It!

I often wonder what our neighbours think we are doing to our children as their screams echo around the walls of our house during the afternoon witching or arsenic hour as it is commonly known. As much as we thoroughly prepare for … Continue reading

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5 Steps to a Peaceful Day Care Drop Off

A few weeks back my little girl, Lucy, started objecting to being left at day care. She has been attending regularly for well over a year and apart from some occasional, explainable upset drop offs, she has generally been quite … Continue reading

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