Author Archives: Esther

About Esther

I have a Masters Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University. Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) means I have academic background and work experience in ten content areas related to human development, family dynamics, and adult education. I've worked as a parenting educator in several different programs, and helped families adjust to parenthood for over 32 years as a volunteer La Leche League Leader. I've been married for 36 years (to the same wonderful man) and we have two adult daughters, an adult son, two sons-in-law, and two grandsons. I am not now nor have I ever been a perfect parent. I continue to learn and grow from my relationships with my family.

Links on anger and parenting

“… they look at children in a way that allows them to have less or really no anger towards children. So, for instance, you know, we often think that children are pushing our buttons or testing boundaries or manipulating us. But actually a lot of parents don’t see children that way. They see them as just really inept, illogical beings that are of course misbehaving because they haven’t learned yet.” Michaeleen Doucleff