Connected Parenting

[Read a previous post on: Coby’s Story During The Resilient Reader Program] I’ve been doing a lot of reading about attention lately. How to keep it, how to use it, how to stop checking if I got a new text while I’m typing this blog..  In my reading, I learned a term for something we […]

October 3, 2022

When your child is a lantern, and you are a spotlight…

[Read a previous post on: Why NOT to teach your child the ABC’s (do this instead] Often, one of the first things I hear from parents coming to me is, “my child refuses to read to me.”  Their kid has a hard day at school, and they know that when they get home they have […]

September 28, 2022

“My child refuses to read to me.”

[Read a similar post on: Normalizing Mistakes] The other day, a parent said to me “I know it’s my fault that my daughter is such a perfectionist.” I could tell that she was feeling so guilty. Like all of us feel when we see characteristics we don’t love in ourselves show up in the tiny humans […]

September 6, 2022

It’s my fault my child is a perfectionist

[Read a similar post on Celebrating Hard Work and Healthy Risk-Taking in Children with Jennifer Hill.] What if all the horrible things we think might happen, probably won’t?  I’ve been saying that to myself often. Every time I look at my baby and see a potential disease, developmental delay, bee sting. I keep reminding myself […]

August 15, 2022

Gaining A Default of “Everything’s Fine”

To learn more about this, read my previous post on Systematic Ways of Teaching Reading. Something that I hear a lot is:  “I just want him to feel confident in reading like I did”  or  “I just want him to love books and cuddle up next to a book, like I did when I was […]

August 8, 2022

Reading is More Than an Academic Subject

Reading is more than academics.
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