What am I really sorry for? I’m sorry for the times I have apologized for things they cannot help. Like being an energetic, wiggly kid.
When it feels like you’re not getting different results despite doing the “right” thing over and over again, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Rather than teach them to overvalue the approval of others, we ought to teach them to follow their own quiet voice of guidance.
There is a way to be genuine with your kids, have a good relationship, and still be the parent. You aren’t losing your influence, it’s just changing.
The thing is I don't know a single mother who does feel like she knows what she's doing. Not in real life, anyway.
Understanding the vital role of connection in brain function makes it easier to step back, and listen to the feelings underneath the ugly words.
There are good habits and bad habits. How can we more easily break the ones that need breaking and form the ones that are actually beneficial?
Though it's not uncommon for children to prefer one parent over the other, it totally stings. Here's what you can do to make it through.