Because it takes a village, not the presence or absence of siblings, to raise a decent, well-adjusted kid. Until the age of 8, my firstborn daughter Saige was an only child. This was not my original plan. Secondary infertility extended my initial hope of a three year age gap to a reality of eight. And … Continue reading Only Ain’t Lonely: Debunking The Single-Child Stigma by Jill Valentino
And why you always should, even when life is hectic. Too often we become so busy with our day to day lives and we can get sucked into a monotone routine. It’s not our fault, it’s human nature. We can’t be upbeat every day and shouldn’t fault ourselves when we can’t. Sometimes we even forget what it’s like to crack a smile, tell a joke, or laugh because we are so busy trying to get life right.
Sometimes that’s all your toddler needs. As some of you know I have been dealing with toddler tantrums lately. Dealing With Toddler Tantrums Though this is my second time around, don’t underestimate the woes of toddler tantrums.medium.com Tonight I started my evening routine as usual with my two girls. My oldest needed help with her … Continue reading A Mother’s Comfort by Noemi McElearney
Maybe you’ve noticed, but I have children. Three daughters to be exact. The oldest is 11 years old, the middle child just turned 10 years old and the youngest just turned 6 years old. In each age-phase, there are a lot of difficulties to deal with. And always it will be a challenge to find … Continue reading Issues to Solve As a Parent
The Absolute Fear of Being a Good Parent I was told many things to except when I became a parent. No one mentions the absolute terror that comes with the job. Driving down the main road today after a day out with the little one. Walking up the middle of the road is a 3-year-old Nepalese girl. Yes, you read that right. Now, this road isn’t the main road, but it is a busy B road. We stopped the car, got out and retrieved the child, bringing her to the pavement. The first thing that interested me was the number of people who drove around her and didn’t stop. Not to mention the six people on the pavement stood there watching her wander up the road. What this says about society is a post for another time.
Though this is my second time around, don’t underestimate the woes of toddler tantrums. Oh, the terrible two’s. In my case, it’s the terrible one and half going on terrible two’s. I had forgotten those terrible tantrums. You know the ones I’m talking about. Constant crying and throwing oneself on the floor, inconsolable. Having to … Continue reading Dealing With Toddler Tantrums by Noemi McElearney
But, are your expectations too high? Good parents want the absolute best for their children, there’s no doubt about that. We want them to have every opportunity and chance we didn’t have growing up. That’s an honourable quality. I applaud us for wanting the best for our children. But, are we putting too much pressure … Continue reading Helping Your Child Be Their Very Best by Noemi McElearney