Infants, toddlers, twos, threes, and fours…
Does this sound like you? If so, maybe you’ll find something here that interests you. Because I have four precious children all under the age of five, this is pretty much where I live every day. I enjoy staying at home with them and thinking about whatever comes up. Of course it helps that each child is so different from one another—I am pretty sure each of the four Greek personalities is represented in my brood =) Isn’t it funny how you can go from being an autonomous, outreaching, spontaneous single female at one moment to a rather cloistered mother at the next who over-intellectualizes about the pros and cons of switching your toddler to a big boy bed? Well, it happens!
This blog is meant to share things I’ve pondered and researched over the last five years… things that have come up in my own home, questions I’ve asked, questions I’ve received, and things I am still searching out answers for. It also chronicles my battles with auditory processing disorder in one of my sons, and sensory processing disorder in another. As a psychologist and recent education graduate, I pretty much obsess about child development and how children learn. I also care deeply about the moral dimension of their hearts. If I had to state my desire in one sentence, it would be for moms to find their own conscience about what practically works for their own family—to relieve moms of pressure and guilt from the outside world of experts, and to see where the rubber meets the road in terms of childraising theory, practice, and everyone’s ultimate best interests. It is my hope that something here will help answer a question of yours, whether it is about baby training, special needs, preschool lessons, or behavior problems. Perhaps something our family has been through will save you some time, worry, or just provide the much-needed empathy for how difficult raising small ones can be!
Please feel free to comment or ask questions wherever you’d like. I thrive off of people’s feedback and would love to hear what you think.