Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Slow-moving bulldozer. I love that.

My little guy has a quick temper and I've learned that non-reaction works wonders to help him gain some perspective. It drives my B nuts because we tend to react when she's acting in a similar way.

My goal lately has been to use a quieter voice, I tend to be a shouter. My kids are becoming shouters. J and I are taking a 3-week love and logic course through our school district. Hoping for a few more tools to put in the kit. Every little bit to help, we are in new territory with our school-agers. Emotions seem to run so high!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You are so right to point out that different approaches work with different kids. We tend to react differently with T., and maybe that's not right, but it seems to work.

Love and logic--I like that!


virendra's picture virendra

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Have you heard of or seen Love and Logic? I believe Jim Fay is the leader of this parenting movement and so far I love it. There is so much there. We do a lot already, I think, that is good for our kids, but this takes it all a step further and tries to take anger out of the picture. Jay and I both tend to YELL, this gives you tools to use instead. If you have a chance, check it out! It's great for teaching and parenting.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Sounds interesting--I'll take a look!