I didn’t want to tell my boys about the shootings. I worried that I would be pulling their sense of safety and their ability to trust others from underneath them. I didn’t want to leave them feeling vulnerable and insecure. I admit I was tempted not to say anything – they’re so young, they don’t need to know, I thought – but I knew they’d hear about the events from somewhere else. By being the first to tell them, I had a little more control over how they received the news and could help them to process it before hearing other people’s take on the events.
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“It’s not fair! His piece of cake is bigger than mine!” “It’s not fair! He has the ball but I want to play with it!” “It’s not fair! He got to go to a birthday party and I didn’t!” For a while there, it seemed that “It’s not fair” had become the soundtrack to my […]
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I don’t know how long it has been since my son Jake had a haircut – long enough to lose track. At the moment, he looks like a strawberry blonde version of the mischievous children’s book character Dirty Bertie. His refusal to get a trim seems to be less about the way his hair looks […]
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I’ll admit right now that there is a whole lot about the way we celebrate Christmas in these modern times that doesn’t sit right with me and Santa has always been one of them. Here are just some of the reasons I’m not so fond of him from a parenting perspective –
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