Author Archive | Kim McNeely

Quitters and tough decisions

Quitters and Tough Decisions

When Children Don’t Get a Choice Recently, I had a parenting moment that made me question my parenting approach. What kind of parent am I going to be? Up until this moment, my husband and I had made the majority of our kids’ decision. Occassionally, letting the girls pick out their own clothes, choose dinner, and decide which bedtime story. My oldest […]

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Should I Make Halloween Less Scary for My Child

Should I Make Halloween Less Scary for My Child?

The Whispering Woods and Other “Scary” Things  I love pumpkins, dead leaves, scary movies, ghost stories, haunted houses, trick-or-treaters, zombies, and Halloween decorations, but when my oldest daughter, Emerson, was a baby I had to decide if I should I make Halloween less scary for my child. Did I want her to experience Halloween? What […]

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