Dear Dr. Renee,My kids are always asking me who my favorite child is? How do I respond to this?– Kristy Dear Kristy, This is a fun question for me. We all know we should not play favorites but some days … It can be scary when you hear your child/children ask “Who is your favorite?” […]
I’m sure I don’t have to be the one to tell you that this year Valentine’s Day will look much different than it did in the past! Some of our kids are still remote learning, others are in hybrid situations, while some are in school full time in-person. Kids in remote learning can only share […]
Children don’t understand what has happened or why it happened. Quite frankly, neither do most adults. It is important to answer your child’s questions as honestly as possible at an Age-Appropriate level.
As we approach Mother’s Day, I thought I would share a few thoughts about why this amazing day can be so frustrating! Don’t get me wrong – it can be a super day, too! But I hear from so many moms about how disappointed they were on Mother’s Day. My goal is to help you […]
I always have big plans for celebrating holidays, including Valentine’s Day. Sometimes these plans come close to reality, sometimes they don’t! Once I had kids, I had to learn to alter my Martha Stewart or Disney-Perfect plans a bit in order to be successful. Happy Valentine’s Day! (Originally posted in February 2017, updated February 2022) […]
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, or just love chocolate, love seems to be in the air this time of year. Originally posted in 2017 when we were living through the tween and teenage daughter years. I am posting this a bit early. I wanted to give you a little time to try the ideas below […]