For the first few years of motherhood I felt like I had no idea how to parent. Raising my kids was moment-to-moment, day-to-day guesswork. I didn’t know how to parent long-term, or even where to start. All my choices were based on a combination of my own instinct and copycatting what my friends were doing. But… was I doing it right?
Should we be doing more playdates? Sensory bins? Time outs? Chores charts?
What was the best way to deal with tantrums, sleep problems, and my sneaky toddler who really wanted to eat Old Spice deodorant?
What exactly was I supposed to do between now and empty-nesting that would get my littles where they needed to go??? [Read more…]