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Is Night Training Really Necessary?

If potty training itself has the potential to scare the bejeezus out of...

Struggling With Getting Poop In The Potty?

Pooping difficulty is probably one of the most common issues when potty...

Positive Reinforcement vs. Bribery

Somewhere on the parenting pendulum swing, positive reinforcement and...

Q + A: Potty Training Multiples

QUESTION: How do I deal with potty training twins? What if one is getting it...

Self Initiated Potty Use

  So you’re a few weeks into potty training and things are going...

How Espresso Slowed Me Down And Changed Everything

Recently, I had a book signing in Minnesota (at Wild Rumpus,the best...

It’s Almost Bathing Suit Season…Are You Feeling Good?

I live in New England, which means we’ve had a HARD winter. And while...

Balance: How Do I “Do It All”?

At least once a day, I’m asked how I balance it all; homeschooling,...

The Most Radical Parenting Thing You Can Do

  I’m a rebel by nature. I don’t do what everyone else...

Rant of the Day: Gluten-Free Haters

Argh. If I see one more article in my newsfeed with the gist of,...

Let’s Bless The Sanctimonious Moms

Quick story. When I was in social work, I worked with dual diagnosis moms...

Parenting Lesson #2394: Shut Up More.

I’m on Day 6 of the worst case of laryngitis known to man. No voice. A...

Limit Testing

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about acting out and what that means with...

ARGH. I Could Scream.

  THIS. This article in the Washington Post. They call us helicopter...

And Then THIS Happened. (or, why I save for therapy and not college)

I’ve gone through my fair share of therapy (I probably went through...

The Mother of All Potty Training Posts (aka: the most common questions)

Usually, at the end of the year, I do a rambling post about random thoughts...

Does Potty Training Affect Sleep?

Many parents often ask if it’s possible for potty training to affect...

The Kid Who Hates To Be Naked

When you first begin potty training, it’s vital to have your child...

The Kid Who Sits Too Long. Like Forever.

About once a month, I get a letter from a reader who is super concerned that...

The Kid Who Only Stands To Poop

Sometimes you have this kid. The kid who stands to poop. She’s never...