with Jennifer Bunkers, mother of six and founder of Trukid.
Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s Interview with Jennifer Bunkers, mother of six and founder of Trukid. I’m Jonathan Domsky, blogger, parenting coach, and co-founder of Kidorable. I’ve been learning how to be a
Remaking a treasured childhood ritual for a new time and place
Liping grew up in rural China. Like everyone else she knew, Chinese New Year was the best time of year. The one time a year she got new clothes. The one time a year she
In a scary situation, give them a little control
It’s time for Kubla’s annual check-up. He won’t go. No way are they going to stick him this time. We’ve missed our appointment by the time the tantrum subsides. I reschedule for next week. The
Do you like what you see?
The last few days, Kubla makes a new friend on the playground. We like the parents, too. They invite our family over for dinner. They live on a 3rd floor walk-up. The kids are a
If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough
Kubla is learning to ice-skate. He hobbles back from the first class with bruised knees. I give him a little hug. “What happened? Did you have fun?” “Yeah, but I fell.” “How many times?” “Three.”
When you push away the people who love you most
We seem to be having a good time. Until we aren’t anymore. We’re halfway through the 3rd story book. The cuddling is over. He covers the words with his hands so I can’t read them.
Forget the pain and rejoin the fun
Kubla chases the ball. He falls. He scrapes his knee. Tears. Kisses. A band-aid. He’s not quite ready to rejoin the action. “Kubla, do you know what kind of kids never get hurt?” He knows
Just adult enough
Kubla and I finish watching the movie, The Little Prince. We had recently read the book together, too. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a new story that takes place when the narrator is
Act like you want to be invited back
Kubla invites a friend to our home after school. They have a great time. I don’t. His friend is disrespectful. He doesn’t listen. He’s loud. He makes a mess. His mom comes to pick him
with Rick Sapio, Creator of the Family Placemat
I’ve been learning from Rick Sapio for over a decade. I know no one more passionate about family, rituals, and entrepreneurship. Today, Rick shares his story with Kidorable Parenting. Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable