I'm on Day 6 of the worst case of laryngitis known to man. No voice. A teeny-tiny whisper is all. I'm of the mind-set that things "happen to us" for reasons. And laryngitis is usually a big-fat-case of the universe wanting me to shut up. Which as you can imagine, doesn't come easily to me.…

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about acting out and what that means with your child. Today, I want to talk about limit testing, which is different than acting out although it can often come with similar behavior as acting out. Limit testing is sort of one of those hot button parenting subjects.  I…

  THIS. This article in the Washington Post. They call us helicopter moms. Yet they'll arrest us if we leave our kids for 5 minutes. They tell us we over schedule. But if the kids are unsupervised we could again...get arrested. They put memes on Facebook about the utopian freedom of a 70's summer. But…

I've gone through my fair share of therapy (I probably went through your share as well).  It's always been pretty clear to me that no matter what we do, we're gonna mess up our kids. Or at least mess up. A lot. When I got pregnant, I jokingly told myself that I'd start a therapy…