As of November, 2011, Kid Focused is a regular contributor on DrLaura.com. Scroll to her “Stay At Home” section to see our latest posts…
First, how it all started…From last June….
If you didn’t get a chance to tune in to my Dr. Laura radio interview, it is clickable below in its entirety. What a wonderful opportunity!
To think KidFocused.com went from something I brainstormed and shared with only family and friends, to discussing it on a national radio show only 6 weeks after launching it, was thrilling, and definitely daunting. I felt like Cindy in The Brady Bunch episode when she was mesmerized by the red light while taping a television show, paralyzed from the awe of it all.
I do hope my passion and dedication for KidFocused comes through, though, and I’d like to thank you for your support. We have many new viewers since the interview aired.
As I said in my post-interview thoughts, I wish I was able to talk more about education and parents doing as much as they can to help their kids at home, and with summer here there are lots of opportunities to do just that. No matter what level of education parents have, we should give ourselves enough credit to remember how important we are in our kids’ lives and that we are their first teacher. No matter how old our kids are, we are the constant educator in their lives. It’s hard enough for their classroom teachers to juggle, let alone teach, many students, so it’s our part to fill in the gaps, and there are many exciting ways KidFocused will be there to help. Stay tuned.
At the end of the interview when we talked about coping mechanisms for being a stay-at-home parent, I should’ve also mentioned how important hobbies are. I have more hobbies now than ever, and they keep me balanced. And we are always looking for what’s worked for you too- what are your own secrets or tips that have kept you sane during these child rearing years? No matter if you have a newborn or a college-aged kid, or you’re reflecting back now that your kids are grown, we’d love to hear from you.
You’ll be sure to hear about the bikini article in the interview. Bikini-gate took me off guard, and at first I was concerned about Ann, the wonderful writer and mom who contributed it. But when I thought about it later, the goal of KidFocused is supposed to engage thoughtful discussions- and I think Dr. Laura sparked a thoughtful discussion when it comes to the issue of whether or not to let our daughters wear bikinis. My oldest daughter being only 5, I hadn’t considered as a mom what I would do about what swim suit she’ll wear. Now I see two sides of the issue- and perhaps there are even more.
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