Feeding the Sensitive Child

“Why didn’t you eat your guacamole?  I thought it was your favorite,” I comment to my daughter, AJ, as I go through the warm remains of her half-eaten school lunch. “I don’t like it any more,” she responds with a shrug. I hold my tongue, knowing from experience that it’s best not to make a…

Could it Be Wheat?

Wheat free seems to be the new fad diet these days, with whole sections in supermarkets devoted to gluten free versions of popular processed foods.  Gluten is a protein found in wheat that may trigger health problems for people if it is not digested well.  The list of chronic health problems that benefit from a…

Yes, My Six-Year-Old’s Not Quite Potty Trained

Because there is no “Operator’s Manual” for raising your individual child, sometimes a parent has to do some detective work. This is a difficult post to write, not only because my first draft had me reliving all of the challenging events that might have delayed potty training for my daughter.  Ultimately, I don’t really like…