Archives for April 2011

Meltdowns and Tantrums

This is the second part of my response to the mom who wrote this letter: Hi Miss Faith, I love love your blog and reading it often as I have a newly 3 year old and a 9 month old at home. I have a questing regarding whiny and near constant meltdowns with my 3 year old. We found the 2’s to be very easy, not terrible at all but have found the 3’s to be very challenging … [Read more...]

Whiny Meltdowns

Hi Miss Faith, I love love your blog and reading it often as I have a newly 3 year old and a 9 month old at home. I have a questing regarding whiny and near constant meltdowns with my 3 year old. We found the 2’s to be very easy, not terrible at all but have found the 3’s to be very challenging so far. She is extremely whiny and almost everything results in … [Read more...]

Dawdling

Dear Miss Faith, I've been feeling a little worried about my three-year-old son because I observed him in a gymnastics class recently and while all the girls were following instructions perfectly, he was getting very distracted and off-task. This was right after his preschool teacher told me that he dawdles a lot more than the other kids. So I'm just looking for some … [Read more...]

Being Your Best Self

We all want to be our Best Selves for the children we care for. Certainly because this would create the best possible environment for our little ones, but also because when we're our Best Selves, we enjoy our lives more. In a perfect world, it seems like we’d be able to be our best selves all the time. We’d go gracefully through the day, and nothing would faze us. We’d know … [Read more...]

Daily Rhythm

Having a strong rhythm to your day helps your day go more smoothly and more enjoyably for you and for your kids. Every teacher and daycare provider knows this, because if they don't have a strong rhythm, everything turns into mayhem! But for parents, it can be much harder to see the benefits of the work it takes to establish a rhythm. Many parents kind of limp along, not … [Read more...]

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