divorced when my children were very small. The
significance of that is merely that I was my only
council in dealing with them day to day. There were
no other voices or sources of help. It became
obvious to me very quickly that children, even very
young children (in fact, especially very
young children) have their own agendas, and it was
clear to me that it was going to be a challenge just
to maintain control, let alone be a positive
talking with people I trusted, seeking advice. Based
on the suggestions of one special individual, I
began to approach the process differently. It took
some time for me to completely embrace new
principles, but as I did, my life with my children
changed. The difficult times became few and far
between, and there was love and good company almost
parent is so challenging, especially being a good
one. The job is 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The pressures are relentless, and, so much of the
time, youíre just feeling your way along. Iím hoping
that youíll find one or more suggestions here that
will help you have more confidence, more joy, and
less stress in bringing up your children.
deal with medical matters or any subject that I
believe demands the attention of a specialist. I
seek to assist parents in determining what they
believe is best for their children in the matters of
normal daily living, so Iíll concentrate on areas in
which I believe my experience is relevant.
certainly my hope that readers will find these
writings interesting and helpful as they pursue
rearing their children. I must, however, assert once
more that this is simply my perspective and opinion.
These are not my theories but the rationale and
actions that I found to be effective in achieving my
objectives as a parent.
feel free to contact me at Ellen@ParentSense.com.