Changing doesn’t always mean having to do something new. Sometimes it just means letting go and allowing change to happen around you (it always will, if you let it). Sometimes simply choosing not to do something can leave space for a new experience to fill its place. And sometimes, it’s a matter of proactively filling your time with something new and different so the lack of the old and familiar isn’t so keenly felt.
Sarah and Katie sat down to discuss our favorite holiday picture books for kids. Here is the full list, and we’d love to hear your favorites in the comments!
We’ve seen it happen: Kids get older and holidays get tricker. Gone are the days of easily acquired, inexpensive, brightly colored plastic bringing guaranteed squeals of delight on Christmas morning. Gifts get pricier, and older kids don’t always want or need quite as much…stuff.
If you’re in need of an extra nudge to throw a “My Favorite Things Party” this holiday season, look no
Truthfully, I couldn’t tell you why Isaac was so difficult then or why he’s so easy now. When he was a young child I got the impression that he was a mass of impulses and sensations he couldn’t control. Maybe what he needed most was simply time to grow into himself, and the acceptance of those around him while he was figuring out how to navigate the world. I do know that I can no more take total credit for the way Isaac is today, than I can take all the blame for the way he was then.
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