EMILY EDLYNN, PHD, THE ART & SCIENCE OF MOM
truth in parenting
Tearing your hair out over lack of sleep, daycare decisions, homework enforcement, or what to do with the toddler tantrum? Want to feel better about your own tantrum as you try and manage it all? Read my Truth in Parenting blog for some evidence-based reassurance (The Art and Science of . . . ), my own True Mom Confessions, and some psychologist expertise (The Dr. Is In). Not sure where to start? Try here.
If we open our eyes to it, grief is everywhere. That is why grief in childhood can actually be a gift as it allows children the opportunity to develop ways to manage grief that will help them throughout their lives. And the best news is that you are there to help them do it.
So are saving money and streamlining the drop-off and pick-up routine making this decision at the expense of his academic and social success?
Data suggests we have gone backwards as parents, and are fostering financial independence less than we used to. So what do we actually DO? It’s simple: Make our kids earn money, and give away money.
Allowance is just one more parenting area where I have great aspirations, but the execution has lagged far behind. After doing the research, I concluded it’s time to change that. Now.
My closest connection to the Girl Scouts institution has been eating their cookies. Ironically, that is exactly where I have found my most recent parenting failure.
You get yourself back. It is obviously a different self once the parent part has irretrievably claimed your heart and soul, but you get you again. It might take some effort, lots of partner and village support, and deliberate choices on your part, but it happens.