Tantrums
Tantrums

Technically speaking tantrums are dealt with the moment a baby is born. We don’t think of it that way because  they don’t have any other way of telling us what’s wrong other than crying for hours, but that’s what it is. When they start with their...

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Independence
Independence

We all want our little ones to depend on us as much as they can. There is a certain sense of both needing to be wanted and wanting to be needed as a parent. When you add to that the problem of just never wanting them to grow up because they are...

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Bribery vs. Incentive

Bribery vs. Incentives: What’s the Difference?   I have met countless people over the years who frown upon incentives being used to get children to behave well. They say that children are being bribed for doing what they should do...

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Missing Sleep or Misbehaving?
Missing Sleep or Misbehaving?

Missing Sleep or Misbehaving: Which One is it? Far too often, the importance of a good night’s sleep is overlooked in preschool aged children when behaviors are involved.  Did you know that 11-13 hours of sleep are recommended each night for...

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Time-Out Troubles?
Time-Out Troubles?

Time-Out Troubles?  How many times have you tried to put your child in time out and found yourself saying “This just doesn’t work for us!!”  I don’t propose that I have a magic plan to make time out work for you and your child, but I do want to...

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Positive Discipline in School
Positive Discipline in School

 Understanding Positive Discipline in Schools Before we even address how this works, please understand that discipline is not punishment. Let me say that again, discipline is not punishment! These are two different concepts.  Although having a...

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Banish Biting Behaviors
Banish Biting Behaviors

 What can be done about kids who bite? I once worked with a 22 month old who was referred for biting others at daycare. The parents were very distressed that their child was being labeled as “the problem child” and, understandably, other parents...

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Supermarkets and Toddlers
Supermarkets and Toddlers

Surviving the Supermarket with your Toddler  As parents, we’ve all been there! Walking through the aisle at the supermarket attempting to simultaneously fill your grocery cart up with everything on your list and keep your toddler entertained and...

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I Love You No Matter What!

Everyday say , “I love you no matter what!” to your kids. Plain and simple. Do it! When raising children, it is critical for them to know that that they are loved no matter what they do or say.  It doesn’t take a genius to know...

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