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Too Many Toys Overstimulate a Child

I’ve heard this phrase. I was aware of it. I figured we had mostly gotten around it. Our floor is usually dotted with various stuffed animals, books, and occasionally an activity or two (those usually get put away)- but we … Continue reading

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Potty Training

I’ve talked a little bit about potty training here already. When our toddler was about 8 months old, we tried Elimination Communication. It was an immediate success, I was delighted and ego-ful. Then, mere months later, our baby who was … Continue reading

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Fear Instead of Community

There’s something that’s been bothering me lately. It’s the way our culture has shifted to calling in the authorities rather than talking to people. The way we’ve shifted away from having communities where neighbors actually interact and kids play outside. … Continue reading

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Is It My Fault?

I think this is something that comes into theĀ  minds of most parents when they’re having their child evaluated for special needs. Is it my fault? Is it something I did? There’s a deep fear that maybe we’re just bad … Continue reading

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Bottle Nightmare

About a month ago, my toddler was almost bottle weaned. They had completely night-weaned themself after almost a year of us struggling to get them to fall asleep without a bottle, one night they just crawled into bed and fell … Continue reading

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Judging

I see a lot of talk in parenting (mommy) areas about judging- specifically, why people shouldn’t do it. How awful it is to be judgemental (of people I agree with). How horrible parents are for judging others. Thinking about it, … Continue reading

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Criticism Doesn’t Have to be Bad

I’m browsing “Children Learn What They Live”, the book based on the popular poem. One of the lines is “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn”. Reading it, the author describes being critical as being overly and unjustly … Continue reading

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