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Co-Parenting

Baby Bears?

September 4, 2010

Last weekend one of my single mom friends dropped her sweetest, little baby off for a few hours so she could get some well-earned girl’s time. John Bear came over to help. And while he’s mastered the ages of three and four, clearly two months is not yet in his repertoire. We’ll be borrowing Baby […]

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Co-parenting & discipline. A surprising delight.

June 6, 2010

I told you last month that John Bear and I, after much deliberation, trial and many errors decided to wave the green flag on John moving into a disciplinary role with Benjamin. The idea of co-parenting used to send chills down my spine. How? I thought, would that even work? And, already, I must admit […]

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On Miraculous Things

May 7, 2010

Our relationship has moved onto the next plateau and John Bear, by his own will, has decided to take on the daunting task of disciplining Benjamin. Having long ago earned Benjamin’s love, John is now earning his respect. And having recently decided that this is, indeed, what I want I have learned to step back […]

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All Boy or All Dad?

January 15, 2010

When Benjamin comes back from his father’s house he is a little monster. And that’s putting it nicely. When I ask him to clean his room he says, “NO. You clean it.” When I ask him to pick something up he starts growling, something I am now convinced his father’s girlfriend’s son does. It’s awful. […]

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Co-Parenting and Mrs. Brady

January 11, 2010

John and Benjamin had a bit of a falling out over our Christmas vacation. And if you think a three-year-old and a thirty-year-old can’t be at odds, than I’m about to enlighten you. In October, I gave John permission to take Benjamin into time outs when he witnessed bad behavior, or when John found himself […]

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