Every week you deal with siblings fighting, kids wanting to use your cell phone, words that can damage a fragile tender heart, upsetting situations that your child experiences, and the need to somehow make it clear that You. Are. Not. Allowed. To. Behave. That. Way! And that's just a regular day in most homes!
This week Yahoo and PopSugar ran 5 different articles I either wrote or was quoted in. Each article addresses one of those topics, so I decided to post them all at once. Pass it on to others who may be dealing with these things as well.
The topics include:
Sibling fighting and why that's not always a bad thing.
Whether or not it's a good idea to let a child have a cell phone?
How to make a time-outs work. Since we all know time-outs don't usually do much except give you both a break.
Something you should NEVER say to your child, and why.
And whether or not it's a wise idea to let kids deal with the bad things that happen in their lives. With your support and guidance, of course.
There seems to be some confusion about what I write and what I don't. I don't write the headlines, sometimes I like them, and sometimes they're a bit more intense than I would post. I can not control all the things that appear in print with my name. Sometimes an editor changes things without my permission, and sometimes the writer adds things to frame my quotes. Just thought you'd want to know.