Category: ’Consistent and Loving Care’

I Am Dad Enough!

May 28th, 2012 by Dionna - 18 Comments

Attachment parenting does not only have to be about moms; their partners are just as important. In our family, I am papa enough for lots of things.

Respecting My Sister’s Parenting Decisions

May 8th, 2012 by Dionna - 12 Comments

My sister is guest posting on the many roles she has in my children’s lives. The most important? She is their named guardian, and she takes that role seriously.

15 Ideas to Prepare Toddlers and Preschoolers for Dental Procedures

April 10th, 2012 by Dionna - 21 Comments

When Kieran was three years old, he had to be anesthetized for a dental procedure. Today I’m sharing the basics of what happened during the procedure, along with some tips on how to prepare your child for anesthesia specific to dental work.

Dealing with Our Own Anxiety

February 2nd, 2012 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Recently, we had to help Kieran work through his separation anxiety so that Tom and I could enjoy some couple time. Part of working through it meant that we had to deal with our own discomfort in leaving him upset.

Providing Reassurance

January 31st, 2012 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When Kieran experienced a renewed bout of separation anxiety, one of the things we worked on together was to reassure him that his needs would be met, regardless of whether he was with us or another loving caregiver.

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