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Little Stories

Today’s post gives me chills. It’s so EXACTLY what I hoped to do here at Little Stories. It’s a dream come true really. As I look back I’ve written SO many words here in this space. I’ve said don’t push, see your child, take your time, be present, stay relevant, forget the SCLANS, be real, ... Read more...

10 Ways to Practice Waiting

10 Ways to Practice Waiting

I know it seems like a cruel joke that I’ve kept you waiting so long for the last step of The Magic Of Waiting Series. Tonight I’m back, and to keep you busy, I’m going to give you ten ways (for YOU) to practice waiting. Just to clarify, this is a practice in patience for ... Read more...

The Perfect Pause

Wait Time

In A Magical Interaction we gave you step one in our series on waiting. We showed you what the magic looks like and highlighted the importance of giving your child space to initiate and respond. Now it’s time to perfect your timing to make sure there is space for the magic to happen. It’s time ... Read more...

A Magical Interaction

Interaction Magic

A beautifully balanced adult-child interaction can sometimes seem elusive. Especially when your child is young or not talking very much, waiting for her to take a turn can feel like torture. We are ever so ready to jump in and save, prompt, or question our silent child. But, since we are working on encouraging our ... Read more...

Up Mt. Frustration

Learning, Frustration, & The Sweet Spot

As parents we have a very difficult time seeing our children in challenging situations. We want to feed them when they’re hungry, comfort them when they’re sad, and keep them happy at all times. But we honestly know that keeping them happy at all times is impossible, and that it’s more important to teach them ... Read more...