Part One: Happy Family Evenings Start with a Check In
Evenings can sound so lovely … family dinner, playtime, baths, stories and cuddles. In many households, however, people don’t quite feel like they’re “livin’ the dream.” Quite the contrary, in fact.
The Amazing Rock ‘n Play*
Acid Reflux Reducer Dealing with a baby that suffers from serious acid reflux, I found I couldn’t just lay her on her back or I would be faced with a giant projectile spit-up. Yet the bed with a pillow, or Boppy-propping alternatives, all had their own downfalls as well. I found when I propped up […]
“I Overreacted and Gave My Child Too Harsh a Consequence…. Now What..?”
Dad: Kerry, I’m a single dad and wondering how I can gracefully back out from having overreacted and given my son a harsher consequence than I should have? He’s 4 and was throwing water out of the bathtub. I got mad and told him he had to go straight to bed with no stories. I […]
One, Two, Boom! Connecting with Your Shared-Custody Child
Do you share custody of your children with their other parent and feel excluded from the other half of their lives? A single dad told me how he didn’t like that he doesn’t know about a full half of his kids’ lives because they are at their mom’s house 50% of the time. This innovative […]
Close the Refrigerator Door!
After tucking in his three young boys, a single dad walked into the kitchen to find the fridge and freezer doors both wide open with a chair in front of the shelves. It had been his 3 year old in search of an apple an hour earlier. In our parent coaching session the next day, […]
How Many Ways I Can Be Naughty at Bedtime?
Three year old Wes used to play his favorite game at bedtime. It was called, “See how many ways I can be naughty.” He was the only one enjoying the game. His single, working dad certainly did not. Wes was very creative in how he played the game: he ran away when it was time […]