Tips for Healthy Talk About Emotions: Setting Emotional Boundaries with Your Child, Part Two

Have your children ever seen you erupt? One moment, you’re calm Mom or cool Dad and the next moment…BOOM! You’re Mt. Vesuvius, spewing anger, frustration, or hurt. As boiling lava careens down the mountain, your children are caught in its … Continue reading Tips for Healthy Talk About Emotions: Setting Emotional Boundaries with Your Child, Part Two

Back-to-School Bedlam

The picture really says it all. Hubby started a new job on Tuesday, the same day that my 6-year-old started first grade. Two days later, my 3-year-old and I have just returned from an interview with her new preschool teacher. My work area is stacked high with school calendars, PTA reminders, and student handbooks. I haven’t read through any of those things yet because I’ve spent the last two days filling out emergency cards, photo releases, medical forms and parent surveys. Please do not think I am complaining for one second. (Well, maybe just one.) I am thankful that my … Continue reading Back-to-School Bedlam