My nine year old daughter is a perfectionist.
This past six week marking period she got her first ever B. She stomped up to her room and slammed the door. It hadn’t occurred to me before this that perhaps being a perfectionist had a negative side.
I always loved back to school season when I was a kid. The new clothes, new shoes, crisp notebooks that were not yet written in, sharpened pencils and pens at your disposal. It marked the beginning, a fresh start. No matter what had happened the previous school year, the slate was wiped clean. It seems then a more fitting time of the year to make some resolutions.
As parents our first inclination is to rush in and save our children when something goes wrong in their lives, or to shield them and prevent whatever the “bad” thing is from happening in the first place. Sadly, we all learn better through making our own mistakes. Sometimes watching the inevitable really does hurt us as parents more than it hurts them.
We’re all about monsters today as we highlight the Where The Wild Things Are movie which opens October 16 (we could watch the trailer all day). AND, one Alpha Mom contributor released Monster Mania, an eBook chock full of ideas to share with your little wild things.
One of the easiest party menus to put together includes PB&J sandwiches cut into shapes that match your party theme. But it’s not always the best given the prevalence of peanut and other other allergies. Here are a few easy tips to keep in mind.