fear of the unknown

I admire the determination of kids. It is incredibly remarkable. Without it, there would be no major childhood milestones. No steely focus to create a reliable method of transport to get to what is over “there” when you are over “here”. No umpteen falls to the floor only to get back up again and again […]

bravery

As the girls grow older, it becomes more clear just how much of parenting is leading by example. Sometimes it is modeling.  Sometimes it is narratives. And sometimes it is definable actions that become rooted memories. For a child, like Pepper, who needs to learn, practice and continually hone her skills of emotional regulation and […]