How do we teach kids to work hard?
It’s something I keep mulling over in my head. Megan Mayhew Bergman tried the example of the Olympics. It didn’t go over so well. Sigh. I’m trying to transition from “Good job” to “Good try,” but I just want to hug my baby every time she does anything you could even remotely call a success. You ate your food! Oh, how I love you! -ms
Matthew Salesses has a Tumblr: What My Son's... →
salesses: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/what-my-sons-disabilities-taught-me-about-having-it-all/260479/ Click on the above link and take ten minutes out of your life to read this. It is worth it. This is the kind of ten minutes of reading that are important, where you realize… -ms
We are sleep training. Which, according to our sleep consultant, involves us being congratulated the longer we leave our son to work out his lack of self-soothing abilities in a dark room. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to color this with emotion. Yes I do. What else is there? Here’s the biggest problem I have with this method (the method we avoided for 14 months, but is now all...
The Parys Family + Sleep Consultant
I’ve been absent lately. Part of it is the typical strain of normal-guy-trying-to-blog-with-job-and-toddler, but it’s also because I’ve felt a bit sheepish. Meaning: sleep around here has gotten so bad, I was afraid to admit anything to anyone for fear of looking like the worst dad ever. About a month ago, we were desperate to move Alfie to his own room. A co-sleeper...