Monster Tantrums are the ones that can last for hours and the whole house is torn up in the process.  They can start at around 2 years of age and go right through the teen years.  Best to get a handle on them at 2. IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE!!!  Attention is tantrum food.  Stay calm and […]

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I don’t remember ever feeling judged, but had a bitchy incident with another mom once.  I didn’t really know her, we just had kids in school together.  She was a substitute teacher and had taught my son. We were picking our kids up from a birthday party and she came up to me and said, […]

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“I’ll be watching you. You okay with that?” – How to Hire a Babysitter

This is a bit devious but I’ve recommended it to tons of parents who said it worked great.  If you have young children who can’t talk and you have to leave them with a babysitter you don’t know well, try asking this question to weed out the bad babysitters: “We have nanny cams all over […]

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Fight or Flight – Parenting through Divorce

I taught a “Parenting Through Divorce” seminar years ago and swore never again.   I asked the parents to arrive together if possible and sit together.  Stupid me.  What I should’ve done was put a wall down the middle of the room and sat them on opposite sides. The majority of them were simply incapable […]

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Human Waste Is No Laughing Matter … Or Is It? | Potty Training

I once turned up at a restaurant to meet friends with baby poop on my forehead.  We were all moms so just laughed it off and ordered lunch.  Could you imagine finding something like that funny before having kids? I talked about poop and pee more during the first couple of years of my kids’ […]

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