when things feel crazy

I love Auntie Leila!  Her great advice has certainly been helping with issues we are having with our son (4.5).  Here are the specific links that I have found of particular use:

On Whining

On Acting, Not Reacting

On Because I Said So

On Instilling Good Behavior
(Because “Foolish parents constantly react to (or ignore) their children’s misbehavior, instead of taking the time to instill good behavior.”)

On Being Less Patient (with regards to expecting obedience from your children)

Each of these articles was a terrific read and just in case you don’t know about Auntie Leila, I wanted to be sure to share her with you!