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Your inner voice is an important part of your personality. It is the thing which makes you question yourself, allows you to make decisions, and most importantly tells you what the consequences of any action you are about to take might be. Young children do not have an inner voice, or at least not a … Continue reading Inner Voices
Patience. It isn't necessarily a quality I would attribute to myself. Not without some internal effort at least. I can sit and stare at a problem on my computer, methodically looking through hundreds of lines of code, attempting to identify a bug and fix it. It can take seconds, minutes, hours, or sometimes days to … Continue reading Calming the Storm
We recently got asked this question, it was one we couldn't actually answer with any certainty, and it got me thinking about why we had no response. Which one of you do your children go to if they want something? Who gives in more easily? Who is the soft touch? They're all pretty much the … Continue reading Who is the Soft Touch?
Many of the freedoms that we have as adults get compromised when we become parents. That is true regardless of how you become a parent. This isn't something to complain about, it is something that any parent should expect, but that doesn't mean we can't miss them and, if I'm being brutally honest, resent their … Continue reading The Things We Lose
We always do our best not to be hypocritical when enforcing rules with our children. Lead by example is the policy we try to follow, but this can be quite difficult in some circumstances. When telling a child not to talk with his mouth full of food while they're doing it sometimes means you have to bolt … Continue reading The Stranger Hypocrisy
We all do it. We tell ourselves we will never be like our parents, we'll do things differently, we'll do things better. Whether it is genetic or the way our parents brought us up, we inevitably seem to find ourselves mimicking them in one way or another. Whether it is the full blown parenting routine, or just … Continue reading Parenting Cycles
I am a worrier. There are no two ways about it. I am the kind of person that attempts to think through every single scenario of a given situation and come up with a plan to cope with it. I lose sleep over it, I get migraines because of it, I even sometimes end up … Continue reading The Parenting Anxiety