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New ideas and inspirations to help you keep perspective during the early, hectic years.

2 toddler article submissions by the Mothering community.

Trusting Your Gut

The challenges of parenting abound. When do you turn to the experts and when do you just listen to your heart and trust your instincts?                     During the last trimester of my pregnancy, I was showered with love and support. Literally. I had three baby showers thrown for me by amazingly generous and supportive family, friends, and co-workers. Despite being a bit overwhelming, it was absolutely touching. One of the planned activities at the showers was a book that was organized for me by my mother and two of my good friends. Guests wrote a piece of... read more

The Whole-Brain Child

A book recommendation.     By V.K. Harber     I am extremely grateful to a friend and fellow mother who recently gave me a copy of The Whole-Brain  Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. As I ponder the last few weeks with my, ahem, spirited toddler, I cannot help but wish that I’d gotten my hands on this book sooner.   I do not tend to believe that any one parenting book or philosophy is a one-stop shop, as each child and each family circumstance is completely unique, but I do love having as many tools as possible for parenting... read more

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