3yo Pretending to be Sick

Dear Miss Faith, My 3 yo was really sick last week for about 5 days. During that period some of the rules were broken (like: she watched lots of cartoons… Drunk her chocolate milk with no breakfast… Etc).  Now it’s very hard to bring her back to the “old regime”… She keeps saying that she is sick just because of the benefits she got.  Any advice here?!…. Thanks!!!! Dear … [Read more...]

Responding to Ridiculous Demands

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 5yo, 3yo and 1yo.  My challenge is with my 5yo, who sometimes wakes up whiney and just can’t seem to stop, often for 2 hrs or more.  When this happens, nothing is right. For example, this morning he didn’t want me using the muffin tin (said it was his), didn’t like the bowl he was given, wanted cereal after he’d chosen eggs, etc. etc.  Each problem … [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...]

When You Can’t Pick Him Up

Dear Miss Faith, I have an almost-3yo and a 4-month-old. Since the baby has been born, my older son has been very demanding of me picking him up and carrying him everywhere. I tried saying "You are a big boy, you don't need me to carry you," but that didn't work. Then I read that older children need to regress and not be made to feel bad by their parents for doing so, so I've … [Read more...]

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