Being parents Archive

The Lonely Snowman

  The Painting from Squirt: “A lonely snowman. He cannot find anybody to play with” Squirt’s Painting Or as it is stated in Dutch there: Het schilderij van (Squirt). Er staat een enzame sneeuwpop. Hij kan nieman vinden om

When Words and Will Collide

Overheard: Spud, in a very firm tone, telling off her 4.5 year-old brother: Squirt, clean this up. Or I will not play with you or give you my candy. Squirt: No. Spud (now in a high-pitched tone):

How a 4 Year-Old Successfully Emo-Blackmailed His Mother

The art of parenting comes with the ability to dish out creative punishments consequences so as to help us parents impose discipline that teaches our kids to be responsible and accountable for their actions.  Consequences in itself

A Re-Blog: Is it OK to Shout At Your Kids?

The simple answer is “NO”. It is never OK to shout at your kids because if you do, what kind of a parent are you? Source: Google Image But the reality is, life is not so simple.

Predictably Unpredictable

If there’s one thing you can count on in the Netherlands is the fact that the weather here can be predictably unpredictable.  Sometimes cloudy; sunny if you are lucky, other times rainy and recently mostly foggy with