Live in a home where people do everything they can to make things nice for each other
Kubla won’t fold the laundry. I sit down with him and fold a couple shirts. He plays with his socks. “Kubla, would you please help fold the clothes?” “Don’t want to.” He gets up and
Potty training in 5 months and 3 days
Kubla is 19 months old. Bubbles. Warm water. Rubber duckies. What could be better? Bath time with his beloved Mom. He poops all over the tub. Bath time is suddenly over. What happened? The next
with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
If Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre had a baby, it would be the music of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Today, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo shares his story with Kidorable Parenting. Jonathan: Hello, and
No more nightmares—helping kids feel safe at night
Kubla used to have bad dreams a couple times a month. One night he dreamed he was all alone and couldn’t find me or Liping. The next night he was afraid to go to sleep.
Read a favorite book and change a recurring theme
Kubla was the star of every book we read as a toddler. Other family members made cameo appearances. Curious Kubla and his friend the Dad in the Yellow Hat is his favorite series. He loves
Do kids have a choice?
Kubla and I go to the Natural History museum. He wants a toy from the dinosaur exhibit gift shop. At dinner the night before, we talk about a foreign mining disaster in the news. Dozens
She’s a queen
My niece is no damsel in distress, looking pretty as she waits to be saved by some prince. Ever since she was a baby, she’s been a queen. What’s the difference? Let my brother explain
With Matt Schneider of City Dads
Matt Schneider of City Dads has made life richer for dads and their kids all across the US. Today, Matt shares his story with Kidorable Parenting. Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s Interview with
Have players of different abilities play by different rules
It’s time to introduce Kubla to some thinking games. Chess, checkers, Connect Four. I teach him the rules. We play a few games. I warn him what I’ll do next if he makes this move
Is it right to ask kids to play a game they can never win?
My nephew is four years old. His preschool class is playing duck, duck, goose. He’s younger and smaller than the other kids. Try as he might, he can’t run around the circle fast enough to