Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Teasing: When Words Hurt

Published September 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Teasing: When Words Hurt
Help Your Child Differentiate Between Mean Words and Playful Banter

Article Excerpt:

It’s no secret that teasing is a natural part of life for kids. But when teasing goes too far, it’s difficult for your child to differentiate between mean words and playful banter. The temperament and personality style of the receiver is a major factor in the equation, according to Dr. Fran Walfish, child psychotherapist and author of “The Self-Aware Parent.” Continue reading

September 21, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parenting Hurts So Good

bandaidI always underestimated the challenges of parenting. I thought that the moans and groans of parents were highly exaggerated. The baby sleeps, eats, poops – end of story, right?

 Wrong. The baby grows up, gains independence and strength, and ultimately begins to talk, socialize, and test boundaries.

 Parenting is hard and even more so, parenting hurts.  Continue reading

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , | 1 Comment