Not Listening
Not Listening

For good reason, we as parents are warned about the teenage years. For the purposes of this article, I’m putting you all on alert to the teenage years AND to the toddler years (for my boys it was age three)! All the ages in between apply...

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1, 2, 3 Strikes Plan
1, 2, 3 Strikes Plan

No, we aren’t talking about baseball. Although, baseball is a helpful reference here when speaking to your kids about their strikes. The 1, 2, 3 strikes policy that we use in our home helps us all to remain accountable for our actions and...

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Troubles with Toilet Training
Troubles with Toilet Training

You’ve tried it all! You have the fancy shmancy potty that sings to your child when they go, you’ve tried sticker charts, you’ve read books,  sang songs, you have the doll the poops and pees, you’ve provided positive...

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Defiant Kids
Defiant Kids

Just about everyone who has kids or who comes into contact with kids could tell a story or two about defiance. Sometimes these stories make us laugh, sometimes they make us angry; but mostly I see adults becoming frustrated when a child is being...

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Anxiety in Children
Anxiety in Children

Experiencing anxiety during life is normal and sometimes beneficial to your child in order to help them make positive choices and stay safe. It is when worry or anxiety begins to create suffering for your children during more days than not that...

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Cut the Apron Strings
Cut the Apron Strings

 Letting Go When our children are born, we immediately and instinctively protect them. It is our job to do anything in our power to keep them safe and guard them from the world and the dangers it holds. But eventually, each of our children must...

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Pay Now or Pay Later
Pay Now or Pay Later

When Will You Pay? Pay now or pay later – Its your choice! Life is full of choices and If you choose to follow my advice, you will “pay now” as you parent your children. And despite how it sounds, be happy if your...

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Hitting the RESET button!
Hitting the RESET button!

I had a trillion and one things I wanted to get done before we had people over to our house for our summer kickoff party. Of course, this was when my 4 year old wanted a snack, wanted to play, wanted  her squeeze yogurt opened, etc. etc. and to...

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ADHD…OR IS IT?
ADHD…OR IS IT?

  By now, if you’ve been following my blog posts for any length of time, you are well aware that I specialize in working with ittybitty children. Often. I get referrals something along the lines of this…. “Little Johnny”– 3 years old...

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