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A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: Sometimes I'm Too Busy To Blog Regularly (#TGIF)

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"You used to be so prolific. What happened?!", said by associate I ran into an associate at an event recently. She indicated that she had started following my blog and noticed that the frequency of my posts had fallen off. If you've been following this blog for the last year, you know that she's right. Her comment made me feel great and terrible. Talk about an emotional roller coaster. It may have been the pregnancy hormones too. I was excited that she follows this blog and felt really bad for disappointing her. I haven't decreased my frequency because of lack of desire for want of material. Fulltime Working Moms Are Sometimes Too Busy To Blog Regularly Indeed, my daughter is as funny as she ever was. Besides her outfit induced tantrums that I discussed in Conflict Resolution and Parenting.  She also often prefers television to food. Eats so much chicken that I'm afraid she's going to turn into one. And is convinced that she was born to dan

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: Conflict Resolution and Parenting--The Clothes Standoff

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Our daughter is 3 1/2 years old and 3 1/2 is a time when personalities begin to crystallize. For my daughter that mean that she is a girl who knows increasingly knows what she wants. Unfortunately for her, she is the smallest person in our house, which means that she has the least amount of control over her life. And at 3 1/2 it means that she is just learning how to communicate. And when she is upset and at a loss for words she tends to scream and cry. Despite what you might think, screaming and crying is not a very effective conflict resolution tool. Instead that tends to escalate it. The toddler last year in an outfit she liked. Increasingly at our house, conflict tends to surround clothes.  Even though I do a decent amount of conflict resolution training a part of my job, my toddler and her strong personality, sometimes causes me to doubt all of my experience.  She is very adamant about what she likes and what she wants to wear. Most days her choice wearing a d