There is something to be said for not taking things for granted; automatically believing even the strongest evidence can be dangerous. There is also a lot to be said for paying attention to small signals that may, at first, seem meaningless.
I, for one, was getting tired of cleaning up increasingly large poops on a daily basis. His butt was often red and sore and he hated the wiping routine. I kept explaining that it was a necessary evil and that the only way to be free of a sore behind was to use the potty.
If so, don’t let her see you cleaning up after her. If kids see you re-doing a job they’ve just done, they could feel hurt or discouraged which can completely undermine the progress you’re making. Instead, wait until they’re asleep and go back over it when there’s no chance of getting caught.
Yes, plus items on education, violins and music in general. In fact, this interview may push me into updating the site with fresh items sitting on my desk. Not every letter gets on the site. For example I haven’t yet posted a wonderful letter from a 10-year-old girl in Canada who ask why Molly’s violin didn’t have a chin rest like hers did.
TAKE YOGA CLASSES WITH YOUR CHILD. Our children are growing up in a fast-paced and stressful world. Introducing them to Yoga can have profound effects, including physical flexibility and body awareness, the development of a sense of calmness and an increase in their ability to concentrate. Some have even said that it connects a child more deeply with their inner self and brings about a relationship between them and the natural world that surrounds them.
Every chance I get. I’ve read in private and public schools, at a Best Montessori Preschool, at a United Nations school. In two weeks I’m returning for my third visit to an elementary school in a multi-ethnic section of Queens, New York.
Like many other toddlers, Dora the Explorer is her thing. We have Dora sippies, a Dora clock, Dora sneakers, Dora sandals for the summer, Dora dolls, a Dora hat, and the entire collection of Dora DVDs. Naturally, Dora panties were next. I can always count on Target, and there they were hanging on the rack–adorable little six packs with a joyous, big-headed Dora on every pair. Some even had Boots, her simian sidekick, on them as well.
Now, we’re working on expressing our feelings better, and with better manners. But as parents, we have to realize that sometimes, we just need to get out of our kid’s way.