What is the balance between control and freedom in your family?
We check out a couple nearby preschools for Kubla. The playgrounds and classrooms are all pretty similar. The teachers are all equally friendly. Our friends say good things about both of them. It’s time for
A letter to Kubla’s Principal
I sent this letter to the principal of Kubla’s school: More often than not during pick-up, I see that Kubla hasn’t eaten most of his lunch. I ask him why and he says there isn’t
with parenting expert, writer and speaker Dr. Laura Markham
Note: Please forgive the awkward pauses and repetition on the audio—We had some sound issues on the line for this interview. I’ve edited them out of the transcript. Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s interview
What’s it worth to give up your freedom?
We watch the dolphin show at the aquarium. It’s fun, but a little sad to see such intelligent creatures stuck in a tank they can fully explore in under 30 seconds. “Hey Kubla, are those
A lot of things are hard, until you learn how
I drive Kubla’s friends home from their play date. Their mom doesn’t have a driver’s license. Just a learners permit. “Is driving hard?” they ask. “It’s easy when you know how.” “My mom is so
Sometimes it takes some outside structure to help love grow
My dad visits once or twice a month. He can’t talk about business or sports with a toddler, so he and Kubla don’t have much to talk about. Kubla cries when my dad tries to
Stamp out little lies
“Can we have candy?” “I think you guys have had enough,” I say. The play date is going well. Jumping on the trampoline. Endless roleplaying. A sweet treat. “I’m allowed to have more,” says our
with writer of biographies for children, Mike Venezia
Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s interview with Mike Venezia, author, and illustrator of over 100 biographies for children. I’m Jonathan Domsky, blogger, parenting coach and co-founder of Kidorable. Mike’s books have been a
What does a kid really need when he’s acting out?
I see that kid in the park. He starts towards me. I know what comes next. I protect myself as he tries to hit me. It helps that I’m four times his size. He doesn’t
The play date isn’t going well. They fight over toys. One doesn’t want to play the other’s game. It’s time for a change of venue. When they were toddlers it was easy. We chose parents