"With little kids, you often think they're pushing your buttons, but that's not what's going on. They're upset about something, and you have to figure out what it is." https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/XXX-XXXX53/a-playful-way-to-teach-kids-to-control-their-anger
Parents who adopted or went through a surrogate: 1) What were the costs; 2) How did you save up (financially) ; 3) For how long did you save up? Anonymous posts welcome if the Q&A is a bit personal. Thank you!
This is a PSA to inform of some of the dangers people seldom talk about. This is not a criticism of anyone or their choices. This article is solely meant to inform and educate. If it prevents one baby from serious harm, it has done its job. Please no negative comments. - "just keep at it, your milk will come in, he'll be fine" can have deadly consequences. - # of wet diapers appa... More
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonder_Weeks Basically, the author continues to push his book -- even though his book was proven to be false, and he was fired from academia for shady behavior -- because he is betting on the fact that parents won't fact-check or vett parenting guides. A follow-up study by Plooij's PhD student, Carolina de Weerth, examined the claims of the book. Sh... More
We love our daycare - they adore our little one, she adores them, and she is learning and developing and socializing so, so well. What are people's favorite ways to show appreciation? There are several ladies who care for our little one (with two main ladies).
Sharing - found this post a while ago, and found it to be a handy mechanism for thinking about a child's individual needs, outlets, and motivations. https://bewilderedmother.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/the-child-whisperer/
Please share your fave workout songs! 8wks post c-section. Pleased with the 4 lbs I worked diligently to lose in the last 4 wks, but overwhelmed with just how much more pregnancy weight remains to lose. I have previously lost significant weight through sustained healthy exercise and nutrition habits, but I was at a *much* healthier starting point! Feeling down and looking for some motivation! ... More
Just for fun: hold old is your kid, and how would you describe his/her key 9 temperament traits (in the article, below?? https://www.parenting.com/article/your-baby-personality-and-you
Help! We're headed to the beach soon, and I am having trouble finding a *small* beach hat to help shade our *small* baby. I'm looking on Amazon, searching specifically for NB sizes, but just getting "0-6mo" which are just huge on her. - Looking for something on Amazon - The "size 0-6 mo" hats don't cut it; they're too large. Baby is not preemie, but a preemi... More