An Ode to the Wild Things

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed. As you may have heard, children’s book author, Maurice Sendak recently died. Mr. Sendak is greatly known for his children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, and here in the Seattle area, for designing the sets and costumes for our...

Making Amends

Contributed by Jody McVittie I regularly hear adults telling children to say, “I’m sorry.” I’m all for people (adults and children) apologizing and fixing their mistakes… but I don’t think saying, “I’m sorry,” when you might not be sorry is really helpful – for...

Why is “No” so Hard to Understand?

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD Do you sometimes find yourself feeling like you’ve been “negotiated” by your child? You might notice that you hesitate to set limits or even make simple requests because you dread the lengthy argument that might follow? You might be...