Time Out

PARENTING TIP #228:

When your kids are at their worst, I find timeouts are the best solution.

It’s important to firm, and define a consistent spot, like a corner or the bottom step of stairs. Also, a good rule of thumb is one minute per year of age.

Though, to be fair, I have no idea what my kids do while I’m in timeout.

That’s their problem, really.

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Consistency is nice

Just realized that My Oldest Girl’s surgery team was the same exact team she had for her emergency heart surgery those 11 years ago. Same surgeon, cardiologist, anesthesiologist and even the same patient advocate. So bizarre but true. Guess low turnover is a really good sign, right?