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  • Spying On Your Child Care Provider

    Came across a disturbing search on my blog recently: can i audio tape my childcare provider in her home Seriously. Seriously?! Wow. I find that so offensive. Whether or not you can, you shouldn’t. Just don’t. It’s wrong on so many levels. Having been a parent and worrying about what was happening to my child […]

  • On Getting Kids to Like You

    I love passing the test with kids. Kids can figure adults out pretty quickly. They judge by your body language, the tone of voice you use with them, whether you make eye contact, even the amount of stress being around them causes you (I’ve said it before: they can smell fear). Last weekend I was […]

  • When Your Child Says “I Don’t Like You”

    I’m starting a new two-year-old girl in my child care, Ms. A. She is adorable, and curious, and very excited to explore her new surroundings. But she does not like to take a nap. The first day we spent together, she climbed out of her pack-n-play about 57 times. I lost count but I’m pretty […]

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  • When a Crying Baby Makes You So Angry You Might Hurt Them

    A reader sent in one of the most heartfelt and brutally honest comments I’ve had, and I needed to respond right away. One of the most popular posts on this blog has always been Don’t Feel Bad When Your Crying Baby Makes You Crazy. This is clearly a universal problem: people really do struggle when a […]

  • Don’t Feel Bad When Your Crying Baby Makes You Crazy

    Someone came to my blog with this thought the other day: “can’t cope with baby crying makes me angry then feel guilty” Oh, sweetie. Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there. Know that unless you are somehow abusing that child for crying, you’re fine. And, like everything in parenting: this too shall pass. And that […]