High Structure Parenting for Anxious Kids

Just what is High Nurture/High Structure Parenting and how does it help anxious kids? Last September I wrote a post explaining high nurture/high structure parenting and I was reminded of something from Kalkidan’s early days in our family. Due to trauma, Kalkidan was extremely hypervigilant, she was always watching and listening, always in a...

Parenting and Shame

How does shame affect the way we parent? We place such high expectations on ourselves, yet sometimes we find that even with the best education and support, our children’s brokenness is more than we can heal. We mothers should be able to heal our children, right? Well, I couldn’t, and I know that many...

The Pesky Thing about Parenting

It would be so much easier to write a blog about parenting children if I wasn’t so busy being a mother! It’s a grand idea to write about parenting children from “hard places”, but since I am also living it this very moment, the writing doesn’t always get done quickly.  There were a few...