Parent with Intention

Why my Kid Doesn't Listen to Me

Last week the toddler dumped his glass of water on the table. As I reached for a cloth to clean it up, he screamed--"look Mama, a lemon!" To which I responded, "Um no, that's just spilled water". But he still demanded, "no, it's a lemon". I looked again. The puddle of water had formed into ...

The Bad Behavior I am Ignoring

The babysitter was giving the baby a bottle this week. She set it down on the table. The toddler picked it up and chucked it across the room. Sound familiar? Afterwards, she asked me for advice on how to handle it--she wanted to know what I would have done. My advice? I would have ignored ...

The Best Books to Read Before Baby

The 5 Best Books to Read Before You Have a Baby

I want to share with you the five best books to read before you have a baby. A search on Amazon will turn up that about 227,137 books on the topic of on having a baby. Unless you have an abundance of free time and an elephant's gestation period, then you are probably going to have to ...