Okay. Breastfeeding vs bottle feeding babies always seems to be a hot topic. On one hand, we know that breastfeeding is ultimately better for your baby’s immune system and nutrition, and of course is much greener than bottle feeding, because you’re not generating and consuming so much waste. And then there’s the issues around what […]
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It’s a fact of life. There will always be bullies. How do we deal with it? I struggle with the answer to this question as I decide what to teach my 4-year-old daughter.
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After discovering that my daughter is a Highly Sensitive Child (by reading The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine Aron), I have been interested in reading more about the qualities of sensitivity and introversion. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain […]
One of the concerns when we were looking at daycare for my daughter was what she would eat. Up until she was 1 year old, I was vigilant about what she ingested – it had to, HAD TO be organic. That’s why I signed up for The Organic Box, so I could make her baby food and […]
As I am continuing to understand my highly sensitive child more and more, I’m seeing how incredibly important routines are for her. I remember reading parenting books at the infancy stage talking about how some parents like a strict schedule of feeding and napping, whereas other parents just kind of go with the flow. We […]
Ever since I read Parenting from Scratch‘s article “5 Things to Know About Raising Introverted Children“, I knew I had to do more reading on the topic. I’ve known that my daughter was sensitive ever since she was an infant. She cried way more than other babies when we went for playdates and I was […]
I have found that being a mother has increased my anxious, hurriedness about life. It’s hard not to let that happen. There’s always something to attend to, something to get ready for, and when you get those things done, you have to start again. So it’s easy to fall into routines and not pay attention […]
It’s so interesting what different people are used to with strangers, big gatherings, and shopping malls. I used to think it was more nurture than nature, that your upbringing and family culture dictated how you behaved and reacted in these situations. Watching my daughter from infancy to toddlerhood has changed my viewpoint a bit. Even […]
My daughter is by nature a very shy and sensitive girl. She is never the kid that runs up to other people and gives them hugs or initiates interaction. At dance class or music class, she will run up to get something like the other kids, but always hovers in the back, waiting. Sometimes I […]