Posts filed under Parenting

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for the Emotional Challenges of Parenting — Helping Children Adjust to a New Sibling

By Catherine Fischer 

Having siblings is wonderful and a special relationship like no other. Of course parents want to support close and caring relationships between our children. You can see from the excitement and adoration many children show when a new child arrives, that great love and closeness are possible and natural. 

Posted on September 3, 2014 and filed under Parenting.

Where The Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for the Emotional Challenges of Parenting — Three Reasons Why Parenting Is Harder Than We Thought It Would Be

By Catherine Fischer

Most of us arrive at parenthood with little idea of what to expect, and we begin the most important job of our lives without much accurate information about how to do it well. If we are lucky, we will have some intuition that guides us, but it’s hard to trust ourselves in a haze of exhaustion and worry,  and surrounded by a storm of conflicting advice.

Posted on July 2, 2014 and filed under Parenting.

Where The Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies For The Emotional Challenges of Parenting — 4 Playful Tools to Reduce Sibling Rivalry

By Catherine Fischer

Games which bring siblings together as a team to defeat their parents (all in good fun)  are good for sibling relationships!  You play the role of the less smart and capable, less powerful one, the one the kids can laugh at together and team up against. 

Posted on June 4, 2014 and filed under Parenting.