child sleeping with teddy bear

Star Light, Star Bright, Please Go to Bed Without a Fight

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Uncategorized

mom… Mom.. MOMMMMMM!! I need a bandaid. I need one more kiss. I’m not tired. DON’T GO!!! This is how it would go with 9 year old Hardy*, ever since school ended.  His parents were initially compassionate.  Then annoyed.  Eventually, they were sleep deprived and had lost much of their patience. So goes the story […]

Little girl holding cupcakes

Food Allergies and Anxiety Series (Part 1 of 4): What does anxiety look like?

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Uncategorized

Living with food allergies is like entering an alternate reality. You continue to live right next to everyone else, yet your whole experience has changed.  Most of those around you cannot completely understand the fears that occupy you daily.  Fears that one wrong morsel could create a life-threatening reaction.  It doesn’t end there.  Navigating this alternative […]

should you reward your child for doing chores

Should You Reward Your Child For Doing Chores?

Posted Posted in Children, Lauren Stein, Uncategorized

    We can all agree that chores are good for kids. A consistent, yet manageable list of chores for children increases their sense of responsibility, improves their work ethic, and helps them contribute to the household. Furthermore, completing chores is an opportunity for your child to feel accomplished and appreciated (even if they don’t […]

young boy acting disrespectful

“I don’t like my kids” and 6 ways to deal with it!

Posted Posted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Uncategorized

Welcome to the club.  You’re human.  It’s hard to like anyone 100% of the time, even people we love. “But doesn’t that make me a ‘bad’ parent?“ No.  It makes you a honest parent.  A human parent. Have you ever wondered to yourself, while struggling with your child, “What’s wrong with my child?!?”  Or as […]