Tackling Your Toddler’s Teeth

Practically everyone who’s ever worked with toddlers knows how difficult it can be to brush their teeth! They are happy as can be to ‘brush’ by themselves (too bad the dentist doesn’t find that sufficient), but when it comes to letting you shine those little incisors, their miniature mouths seal shut tighter than the lidContinue reading “Tackling Your Toddler’s Teeth”

What Kids Should Never Have to Know About Sexual Abuse

[1] https://www.d2l.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/all_statistics_20150619.pdf [2] Tchividjian, Boz “Startling Statistics: Child sexual abuse and what the church can begin doing about it” 9 Jan 2014 https://religionnews.com/2014/01/09/startling-statistics/

Dear Mama, You Will

Dear Mama,both Beautified and Broken by birth, You will feel Whole again. Dear Mama,Delighted and Distressedby your babe’s endless cries, You will find Quiet again. Dear Mamafilled with both Gladness and Guilt, You will find Peace again. Dear Mamaboth Cherishing and Challengedby your child’s constant need of you, You will find Space to breathe againContinue reading “Dear Mama, You Will”

Hear My Heart: A Case for Compassionate Discipline in Early Childhood

You’re desperately scrambling to get out the door in the morning. You’re helping one child with her shoe, changing the youngest’s diaper and putting on your mascara at the same time. Drenched in sweat with hair that is starting to frizz , you wistfully imagine that maybe today you’ll make it somewhere on time. AllContinue reading “Hear My Heart: A Case for Compassionate Discipline in Early Childhood”

It’s Potty Time!

Okay, first, let me start with a confession. I am uncommonly enthusiastic about potty training. I know, I know…who ever could be? But there’s a few reasons why. First, I know how to do it quickly and painlessly. After lots of training in childhood development, plus even more real life training as a nanny, aContinue reading “It’s Potty Time!”