A babysitter is stuck in an sticky situation. Her toddler babysitting charge has behavioral issues that his mom refuses to address and it’s negatively affecting her own children and animals. Since the toddler is a friend’s child she’s having a hard time knowing how to proceed.
Oh, the irony of parenting: It’s undeniably hard work, and yet most of us are doing entirely too much of the work. And while we might be able to swoop through a room and put toys away in 10 minutes doing that job for them is actually lazy parenting on our part. It’s their responsibility. Kids NEED chores. Here’s your starter’s guide.
I still distinctly remember the rising anxiety I experienced throughout my first pregnancy as the deadline for choosing a pediatrician approached. It felt, at the time, like choosing a pediatrician was my very first major decision as a parent and thus my first opportunity to get it completely wrong. I didn’t though, and neither will you.