Ever been at the grocery store enjoying your little ‘vacation’ from a house full of kids when the hubby calls and jolts you out of your few stolen moments of heaven asking “when are you coming home?”
Stop being so mad! Don’t get so frustrated! We don’t hit when we’re angry! I am willing to bet that most of you have heard yourself say such things to your child at one time or another or maybe even all too often in their toddler and preschool years. As our kids start to grow up and to experience feelings they don’t quite know what to do with, we may start to see more anger and more tantrums than we’d like (did you think that was just a terrible two’s thing? Surprise!), and not quite know what to do with it ourselves.
We’ve made it through the first week of back to school, and hopefully those rushed mornings and chaotic afternoons are mellowing out a bit. The transition from the long summer break back to the more structured day to day as kids go back to school can be hard for kids and parents alike. Below are a few suggestions to help make this transition and the start of the year smoother for you and your family.
Three Genius Parenting Tips From Galit Birk, PhD
Like many women before me, and since me, I have recently had to cope with and embrace a new normal while dealing with prenatal loss.