Help with Power Struggles

Hi Miss Faith, My son is 2 and I feel like we are in a constant power struggle. I know it's somewhat normal but I hate this, and feel bad about it. I feel like I'm constantly giving him choices but if feels manipulative. … [Read more...]

Sensitive, Moody and Defiant

Dear Miss Faith, My son is 3 and a quarter, and he's very sensitive and moody, and often defiant. I correct him and tell him what I do want him to do, but I feel conflicted about punishing him because he often seems like he's not feeling good and then that leads to challenging behavior, and my heart is telling me to love him and connect no matter what. So i just pour love … [Read more...]

Engaging Cooperation

Dear Miss Faith, I've been caring for several 2-year-olds, and we've recently had a new 4-year-old boy join us. This 4yo is generally uncooperative, and the littler kids are starting to imitate him. When he gets into an activity he flows creatively with it, but transitions especially seem to be hard. His momma speaks quite angrily to him and I don't want to do that, but he … [Read more...]

3.5yo hiding

Dear Miss Faith, It seems whenever we need to get something done, my 3.5yo son either flops down and makes himself into a dead-weight, or runs away and makes himself physically impossible to get to. After bath he runs immediately and hides in the corner behind the rocking chair, which makes it nearly impossible for me to get to him. I am frustrated by this, and have even … [Read more...]

The Habit of Yes

I'm pleased to share that an article of mine has been published in the lovely online magazine Rhythm of the Home. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look! My article is titled The Habit of Yes, and can be found by clicking on the image below:       Warmly, ~Miss Faith … [Read more...]

Running Away

Dear Miss Faith--My 2 year old is running away from me for everything, and it's causing some problems. Put on socks, shoes, brush teeth, go to school, change diaper, go outside - he runs runs runs! Any ideas? He used to be excited to do all this, and now ... … [Read more...]


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