Author Archives: Melanie Wilson

Dr. Melanie Wilson is a Christian psychologist turned homeschooling mother of six. She once thought psychology could change her, but discovered that only God could transform her into the Wonder Woman she wanted to be. She writes about saner living and homeschooling at Psychowith6 .

Do Moms Really Have a Problem With Social Media?

Do Moms Really Have a Problem with social media

I sometimes wonder if this picture is how my children will remember me: my back to them, staring at the computer screen, saying, “Just a minute” for the fifth time in a row.

Is my love for everything internet causing me to neglect my children? I was so disturbed by this idea that after reading Not Now Darling, Mummy’s Tweeting, I was ready to unplug and exchange my smart phone for a dumb one. The article suggested that ignoring your kids in favor of a screen damaged their self-esteem.

How many times had I done that? I was clearly neglecting my children and I was overcome with guilt.

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In the Way He Should Go

Train a child

I had just finished my Ph.D. in clinical psychology when we started our family. I approached motherhood like I did every other part of my life: I studied it. I would buy books and read all kinds about the best way to parent. I was confident that my training and reading would make things go the way they should.

The Potty Training Test

When my first son was around 18 months, I had him sit on the potty chair. Nothing happened. When I asked him to sit on it the next time, he was a little less enthused. A few more repetitions and he really didn’t want to sit, so I let it go.

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