At no point in my 34 years of life had I ever been so...I want to say humbled, but the more accurate word here is humiliated.
The Graduate School of Education at Harvard University project, Making Caring Common, came up with five strategies to teach kids how to be kind.
Do you ever struggle with getting your kids off the screen? Does it often end in tears (both theirs and yours)? This could help.
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.
Being the shepherd of a threenager allows me to act as curator of her finest moments, and provides a slice of levity in an otherwise dark world.
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.