No, no, no! she screamed, as I tried to put her in her highchair. What was she protesting? Having to eat her dinner in her own chair instead of on mommy’s lap. Yep. And then, she arched her back and stayed stiff as a board so that I couldn’t put her in the highchair. … More How To Help Your Child Make the Most of Their Determination
I imagine, if you are reading this, that you woke up early this morning – maybe even several hours earlier than you would like. You slipped out of bed in the hopes you could steal a few precious quiet moments to soak up peace and be productive before your little bundle of strong willed love … More How Do I Top the Energy of My Passionate Toddler?
We’re going crazy! Okay, not really. But our daughter has way too much energy to be contained in a hotel room. Or a house even. One of the blessings of having an SWC (a strong willed child) is that they never lack for energy or ideas. Seriously….they never lack for energy! Case in point: … More Aggression: 3 Easy Ways I Help My Child Make It Useful
Yay! It’s summer time! Didn’t you always love summer as a kid? I know I did. I was out of school, the days were long, I got to stay up late, and all I did was play hard outside or read for hours upon end indoors depending on if friends were willing to play with … More #1 Way to Make Your Crazy Summer Amazing!
She hit a little boy at the park today. Poked him in the eye at the same time. All after we had had a discussion about being gentle and playing nicely… *sigh* What was I to do? We had to up and leave the park, of course. Because if she couldn’t play nicely, she couldn’t … More 5 Important Reasons I Love Having a Strong Willed Child
And there I was singing to my daughter on her changing table in the morning again. Because she still hates diaper changes. At a year and a half. In fact, there might be a lot of crying every time you change her diaper. And by you I mean me and my husband. Of course. … More My 1 Startling and Easy Patience Creator
It’s such a beautiful day out – even though it’s five o’clock in the morning. I know,you aer going to gasp in horror at the early hour I’m working on this. Don’t – it’s my new normal for the summer. More on that later. But, seriously, the sunrises! My daughter’s bedtime is at sunset now, so … More A Peek-Into-My-World: June Edition
I love my maids! Don’t you? What, you don’t have maids? Think again! I bet I can even get their names right on the first try. Are you ready? Here goes: Ms. Washing-machine and Ms. Dishwasher. Aren’t they amazing? I’ve already done two loads of laundry before finishing my first bullet proof double-espresso at 7:30 … More Are You Delighted With How You Show Up?
You probably don’t know this about me, but I have an SWC. No, it’s not a disease or a virus! Rather, SWC stands for “strong willed child”. And I certainly have one of those. From the moment she was born she has had a mind of her own: from staying awake the entire time we … More Would You Like to Know a Little Secret About Me?
Hi there! What’s been going on in your life this month? (Seriously, let me know below – I would love to compare notes!) Today we are finally getting some more delicious sunshine, but we have had the requisite hail storms and tornado watches already this spring. Everything is green here in Dallas, the days are … More Hannah’s World: Spring Edition