Posts Tagged ‘fathers’
Short Stories for Quick Reads
Whippoorwill I sit pensively in the boathouse on the lake stretching on my couch. I hear the water. Rustling louder, stronger. Rustling more like an ocean, coming closer at low tide. What could be there? I’ve heard this rushing rustling before but when was it? It had to have been heard before but when?…Read More
A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…Read More
What Should DADS Do for New and Seasoned Mothers on Mothers’ Day?
If your partner has not had a mother’s day before then it’s time to step up, Dads, and make your mark on her special day. If she’s had many Mother’s Days before, make this one the one she’ll remember with joy. 20 Hints for a Unique Mother’s Day: Let her sleep late! This is the…Read More
Parenting Kids Through Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety in The Early Years During the first three years of life, kids are just beginning to understand that their parents have not vanished when they can no longer be seen. Some children take longer than others to understand this. Those who find this difficult often experience separation anxiety, feelings that their parents are…Read More
Listening to Your Children and Teens
Listen to your children and teens is the core of the Parental Intelligence Way. When you are puzzled by their behavior or shaken by their emotions like anxiety or anger, the key is to understand what is on their minds by listening nonjudgementally, attentively, and lovingly. Here are some tips to help them talk: Ask…Read More
When Fathers Clash with Teenage Sons, Where Do Moms Fit In? Or, Don’t They?
Fathers Clash with their Teenage Sons: What are the Options? Should Mothers Help? What is there to do when Fathers clash with their teenage sons? During adolescence boys are searching for their identity, focused outside the family on friends and school and wanting more say in the rules they live by at home. Curfews, technology…Read More
Understanding Gender Differences in Parents Helps Mothers and Fathers Understand Each Other
What Are Some Gender Differences in Mothers and Fathers? Pregnant mothers think a lot about gender differences. They often feel their moods shifting up and down as their hormones are changing within their bodies. They feel excited yet also worried as they feel these shifting changes and the awareness the growing life within. They feel…Read More
The “Collectors” and the “Concentrators”: How Children React to Lots of Presents
Welcome to the December 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have suggested go-to gifts and gifting experiences for the holiday season for all your loved ones. *** How Do…Read More