Stop to savour this heroic moment. Maybe you got clocked in the ear with a flying shoe, and you took a deep breath instead of saying the choice word that came to mind. Maybe you smiled and muttered some reassuring words as you mopped a full glass of water off your...
Don’t blame yourself when anger hits

Don’t blame yourself when anger hits

Don’t blame yourself when you start losing your temper. Do this instead. An extra-hard kick to the back of your chair. Your child’s voice shouting: “I don’t care!”  Your great-grandmother’s favourite teacup smashed on the floor. One moment, you’re just annoyed, and...
Help for the child who won’t dress for the weather

Help for the child who won’t dress for the weather

On this side of the door, it’s pretty cozy. On the other side of the door, you see snowflakes whirling down the street, and the weather report warns of a deep freeze. The sun is shining, but there are ice crystals in the air. “I’m fine, I don’t...
Rock Your Family’s Morning Routine

Rock Your Family’s Morning Routine

Let me tell you a story about what my mornings used to be like: It’s a typical weekday morning. I’m trying to be cheerful, but I’m looking at the clock. The dreaded school-time transition is just around the corner. In five minutes, we need to put on...

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