Meghan Moravcik Walbert
megwalbert
Lifehacker Parenting Editor
9/18/19
3:36 PM
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But it’s damn infuriating when there is an argument over needing to take a shower or brushing your teeth EVERY. DAMN. DAY. Gets real old, real fast.

9/18/19
3:34 PM
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I do feel you on this. I want to raise a kid who speaks up when he feels something is unfair, even if I’m the one who’s being unfair. But there’s also a “respectful” way to do that. I think a lot of this is where us modeling for them makes the biggest difference.

9/13/19
3:34 PM
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Yeah, I’ve heard the advice to actually answer these questions incorrectly to make them safer, but then that’s one more thing to try to keep track of when we’re already supposed to have complicated, unique passwords for every last account.

9/12/19
9:07 AM
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Well, every time my son gets congested, if he’s not blowing enough, it inevitably ends in an ear infection. So I tell him, “if you don’t want to blow your nose, that’s your choice, but you’ll probably get an ear infection.” Then he sighs and blows. But YMMV.

9/11/19
11:06 AM
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Thank you for the sweet words! It makes me so happy to know there are people out there still thinking of him. (He’s doing well, just started second grade! We’ve stayed in contact with the family and have been able to speak to him a few times and see pictures often. He and Ryan send pictures and messages to each other,

9/11/19
10:23 AM
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That is insanely adorable. Ok, you’ve inspired me to do a roundup post on quick, easy ways to connect with your kids, and I’m going to include this one. Thank you!

9/9/19
5:46 PM
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What a great point. I’m curious if you’ve found any tricks that worked for you for creating efficient-but-effective connection with young kids? We could all use a little more of that. 

9/9/19
5:42 PM
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I’m ALSO a staunch sentimentalist, so it’s so nice to have you here with me! I definitely want to bring in more of this type of diverse content. If you have any ideas, unique hurdles you’ve had to tackle, I’d love to get your input. (You can email me at mwalbert@lifehacker.com if you’re so inclined!)