Posts about Harmonious Home Life

Easily Frustrated Child

Dear Miss Faith, My 2yo son is a joy when he's happy, but he gets frustrated really easily and shrieks out of frustration.  It is ear piercing!  I find myself jumping to do whatever it is he wants, all the time, just to avoid that shriek.  I'd like to teach him more patience, but I have no idea how to go about it.  Help! Dear Mama, I'm right there with you on how frustrating … [Read more...]

Ending Bath Time Gracefully

Hi Dear Readers, This post comes from a conversation I had with my Ongoing Membership group, available for folks who have taken my Tele-Class, Joyful Days with Toddler & Preschoolers (next session starts tomorrow!).  In a recent call, a mom asked for some advice on how to bring Bath Time to a close in a more enjoyable way.  Her 2.5 yo son loves being in the bathtub, but the … [Read more...]

Building Competence

Dear Miss Faith, My son is almost four, I'm struggling with teaching him how to dress himself, pull down and up his own pants for going potty, etc. He seems to have no interest in learning whatsoever, and when I ask him to "try before mummy helps", he only does so halfheartedly. Any suggestions? … [Read more...]

Getting Dressed in the Morning

Dear Miss Faith, I wonder if you could give some ideas for me to help my 4yo daughter get dressed in the morning. She is taking it very slow, and nothing I say or do can seem to speed it up. My 2yo and I have to wait for her before we all go downstairs for breakfast, and I find I feel angry and powerless. Another thing is that she has developed a sensitivity to her … [Read more...]

Couch Time for Mom

Dear Miss Faith, I’ve been feeling extra tired lately because I’m pregnant with #2. I've been working on taking more time for myself and am taking two breaks a day where I drink a glass of water and knit while my daughter (age 2.75) plays. This used to work fine, but lately every time I sit down with my little cup of water she has a meltdown, often throwing her toys angrily on … [Read more...]

Stay Connected through New Pregnancy

Hello Miss Faith, I have a 2.75yo daughter and I've recently found out I'm pregnant again. Although we have been hoping for a new baby, I can't shake my feelings of guilt at experiencing all this with someone other than my daughter. Lately I've felt not-so-good, and I've been taking more time for myself and I feel that this is causing more distance between my daughter and me … [Read more...]

Compulsive, Repetetive Behavior

Dear Miss Faith, My husband is has has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since puberty, and now my 4.5 year old son is showing some of the same signs. We have consulted a child psychiatrist who has said that it was too early to say anything, and it could just be imitative behavior. Lately, he has been washing his hands and changing his clothes repeatedly, saying they are … [Read more...]

Pacifier Graduation

Dear Miss Faith, Do you have any tips for weaning a 3 year old from a pacifier habit? My boy is very dependent on his pacifier to help him get to sleep. He simply refuses to go to sleep without it. My husband and I have been thinking that it is time for him to move on. My son has mentioned before that he wants to stop using it, but then when nap time rolls around, he throws a … [Read more...]

Mama Takes a Trip

Dear Miss Faith, My daughter is 23 months old and I'll be leaving her for the first time on Friday. I'll be gone for 4 days. I haven't told her yet because I'm unsure about how much preparation she needs or should have. Can you help me with this? … [Read more...]

tidying up

Here's a snippet of an online conversation that happened in the last Tele-Class, when a mom asked about ideas for tidying up. Want six weeks of constant ideas and inspiration? The next Tele-Class is starting this week, so click here for information. Miss Faith-- My kids enjoy helping with many household tasks such as washing dishes and folding laundry, but some things they … [Read more...]


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