Category: ’Consistent and Loving Care’

13 Ideas to Gently Manage Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

June 6th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

If you’ve experienced a renewed bout of separation anxiety with your preschooler, you probably understand how frustrating it can be to address. We recently went through this with our own (then) three year old, and I’d like to share some ideas that friends offered on how to gently respond.

10 Tips to Help Manage Life When Caring for Ailing Parents (Along with Your Own Family)

December 27th, 2013 by Dionna - 2 Comments

The In-Betweeners: Caring Up and Down the Generations Until a few weeks ago, I was helping care for a parent who was terminally ill. With two young children and a life in another country, this was quite a challenge at times. Below are some thoughts on what got us through…

Attachment Parenting Does Not Mean Martyr Parenting: Parents Have Needs, Too

September 5th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

Attachment parenting considers the needs of children and caregivers. Attachment parenting means working to nurture a secure, trusting relationship in a balanced environment. Attachment parenting does not mean martyr parenting.

Letting Papa Do Bedtime

August 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Participating in the Sound of Music gave me a good reminder: it is a good thing to trust your partners (or other alternative caregivers) to take on some of your “normal” mama responsibilities.

Revisionary Parenting

October 12th, 2012 by Dionna - 25 Comments

Gennifer Albin, author of Crewel, explains how she transitioned from SAHM to WAHM to WOHM (sometimes), and how attachment parenting helped smooth the journey.

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