It is a stressful time to be a parent. Amidst an explosion of oft-conflicting advice on how to help your kids flourish — or at least not screw them up too badly — parents could be excused for getting a bit freaked out. Which advice should you follow? Who is a genuine “expert” when it comes to the sometimes-science
"When we are stressed, it is easy to see our children as objects. Objects that are keeping us from what we are trying to do. We are trying to make dinner, or answer the phone, or fold the laundry and their need for help or attention is getting in the way. We need to see them as people. Little people. They have thoughts and hopes and dreams and good days and bad days just like us."
"How "Mixed Feelings" Influence A Child's Behaviour" - helping kids under five recognize and cope with competing emotions, by Andrea Nair. Her approach is really working with my three preschool/toddler kids!
Why Stress is Actually Good for You: conventional "stress management" advice tells you that stress is bad...but this change in perspective might be the most helpful advice you ever get about how to handle stress.
Parenting is hard. Really hard. The good news is that there are a seemingly infinite number of parenting methods and styles out there looking to provide stressed out moms and dads with helpful advice. But the bad news is it can sometimes be hard to figure out what’s actually going to work. Is RIE