Category: ’Consistent and Loving Care’

Swimming Lessons for Preschoolers

August 16th, 2011 by Dionna - 7 Comments

Based on Kieran’s first experiences with swimming lessons, I’m sharing a few tips that I’ve learned. For example, what to look for in a teacher, and the fact that’s it is ok to speak up – we are advocates for our children! Share your own tips in the comments.

Preschoolers and Challenges: Weighing the Potential for Frustration Against the Possibility of Success

August 13th, 2011 by Dionna - 12 Comments

How do parents balance potential frustrations with the possibilities of successes? Kieran enrolled in his first ever “real class” experience this summer – swimming lessons – and it was a struggle for me to know when to move him up to the next level. I’d love to hear about your experiences!

Helping Children Work Through Family Separation

June 14th, 2011 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Members of the military are often gone quite a bit. In the Army National Guard, we train annually in the field from a week to a month to prepare for any kind of scenario (i.e., a war or other conflict) that may arise. When our Commander-in-chief ask us to deploy…

Playful Parenting Helps Children in Stressful Situations

January 4th, 2011 by Dionna - 8 Comments

Due to a very long story, which I will not go into here, my family and I have been dealing with CPS for the past couple of months. They have actually removed my four girls from the home. My children are currently staying with my parents, but my husband and…

Finding an AP-Friendly Caregiver

December 21st, 2010 by Dionna - 53 Comments

The Sitter Who Cried “Ferber” An acquaintance of mine recently shared a horror story about leaving her five month old baby with a sitter for a few hours. The sitter was auditioning for a role as a permanent nanny, because the mother is returning to work soon. An hour into…

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