Here’s the scenario: The baby was up one extra time in the night and you’re feeling groggy this morning. Despite your exhaustion, you manage to get your three year-old ready for school and successfully load both kids into the car. On the way, you all sing and joke around together. Upon arrival, you congratulate yourself […]
Here are some helpful posts I have written for new dads.
Becoming a mom can be a huge adjustment. While you are pregnant it is all about taking care of you. But once the baby arrives, the focus immediately shifts and all of a sudden you are spending most of your time taking care of your baby. Work, fun, and leisure time used to be relatively […]
Last week I wrote about the new science of self-compassion in the Washington Post blog, ‘On Parenting.’ Writing that post got me thinking about how our society treats us when we first become mothers. I wonder if this could be part of why it’s so hard for us to actually be kind to ourselves? Think […]
The early years with young kids is often remembered as a sleep- deprived time accompanied by unavoidable squabbles with our partners. This may seem like a rite of passage, but is there a way for parent couples to stay connected in the face of the everyday resentments that can pop up along the way? John […]