Are you sure you don’t want some cauliflower? A Bite of broccoli? A carrot drowned in ranch? Anything? Please? If you ask my kids if they eat vegetables, they’ll probably say no. Actually, it’s possible that one kid will tell you about the time he tried a cucumber in Ms. Vivian’s class (1.5 years ago).Continue reading Why I Don’t Make My Kids Eat Vegetables
You’re so sick of saying the same things. “Marco, pick up your socks.” “Vanessa, stop hitting your brother.” “Monique, put down your phone and do your homework.” Sometimes, you sound like a broken record, complaining about the same things your child is or isn’t doing. And the truth is, you just can’t take it anymore.Continue reading Radical Acceptance – Parenting with DBT: A Series on Effective Parenting Strategies
Parenting with DBT: A Skills-Based Approach No one told you parenting could be so challenging. You’re often overwhelmed and anxious, if not angry, sad, or feeling guilty. Raising kids is harder than you ever imagined. Often, it feels like you and your child on opposite teams, fighting for dominance or control. You want the bestContinue reading Parenting with DBT: A Series on Effective Parenting Strategies
My kids eat sugar. They have dessert most nights, and will sometimes choose sweets as snacks. They eat cookies and cake, sugary yogurts and breakfast foods, and yes, candy. They love candy. If your child has a similar preference for sugary foods, congratulate yourself. Your child’s brain and body are working in a manner consistentContinue reading Let the Kids Eat Sugar!
If you’re a mom, it’s hard to escape the “wine mom” memes, the ones that lightheartedly encourage you to drink because, woman, kids are tough. Mommy drinking is real. There’s a Facebook page with over 700,000 followers called “Moms Who Need Wine.” Mothers kid that it’s always “wine o’clock,” get together for boozy play dates,Continue reading Mommy Drinking: How Wine-Mom Culture Has Normalized Alcohol Misuse
Feeding young children can be a chaotic, stressful endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. Trevor likes pasta but Bianca won’t touch it, and as a parent, you don’t want to be preparing individual meals for every family member. How much should you serve? How do you get your picky eaters to eat vegetables? IfContinue reading Family Meals Using the Division of Responsibility