It's understandable to feel hurt by those words, but reacting from your own feelings can make the situation worse. I've addressed the underlying messages behind "I hate you" and given some tips for how to respond.
Talking to kids about a trial or temporary separation is uniquely challenging because the future is uncertain. Here are some tips to help you through the conversation
Losing a pet can be devastating for children, and it's not easy navigating those conversations with them. Here are my answers to the common questions I receive from parents.
Adults approach the holidays with optimistic visions of children enjoying the festivities - and then they inevitably have opinions of their own! Here are some things to consider, and ways we can honor kids' boundaries.
Much of the true history behind the Thanksgiving holiday is tragically misrepresented as a heart-warming (and white-washed) tale. It's possible to acknowledge family traditions while also dispelling the untruths about Thanksgiving! Find out what your child knows about the history When you're playing a game or perhaps making a pumpkin pie with your kiddo, ask… Continue reading Talking to Kids about Thanksgiving