Off Balance

Until I had my daughter, balance didn’t seem that hard to achieve.  I was balancing competing needs and desires, sure.  But they were all mine. Now, I’ve got to balance…

Meltdown, Part Deux

I wrote in a previous post about my 14-month-old daughter’s first tantrum/meltdown, seemingly ahead of schedule.  She went for a repeat performance yesterday in a much more contained environment: the…

Doing Too Much for Our Kids?

I read an interesting tidbit recently that suggested one reason some babies/toddlers lag in  their developmental milestones is because their parents are too attentive.  Meaning, the kids never have to…

Feelings Are Information

It’s all too easy to discard our feelings: “I’m overreacting”, “I’m too busy to be upset about that”, “I shouldn’t be mad at him; it’s my problem.”  To name just…