Speed Up Your Dawdler

Speed Up Your Dawdler

 

Does your child move at an excruciatingly slow pace?  Do you find it frustrating when you need to get somewhere and you’re rushing about – yet you have to keep prodding him along?  

 

Children live according to a much slower clock than we adults do.  They are not thinking about what they are doing next, they are just enjoying each moment.   Why can’t we all live on “kid-time?”   Kids are looking at the color patterns in the carpet, looking at their toes, watching the cat sleep and so much more. But since we cannot live on “kid-time” here are some ideas to keep things moving along.

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When to Change from Two Naps to One Nap

When to Change from Two Naps to One Nap

When to Change from Two Naps to One Nap

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Getting Kids to Cooperate

Getting Kids to Cooperate

 

How can you get your kids to cooperate and do the many things they must do from morning until bedtime? Here are some tips for a happier household.

Be specific:

Don’t hint at the tasks you would like done, such as, “It would be nice if somebody helped me clean up.” Don’t make it sound as if agreement is optional by starting your sentence with “Could you” or “Would you?” or ending your sentence with, “. . . Okay?” Make your request clear, short and on point, “Please put your dishes in the sink and wash the table.” or “It’s time to gather your homework and come to the table.” Make sure that your statement is clear and that it will identify what is needed or describe the problem without a lecture.

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When Your Child Uses Bad Language

When Your Child Uses Bad Language

Think about it

“You’re a poopy-head!” Children find references and jokes about private body parts, waste products and body sounds hysterically funny. At a very young age they have figured out that certain words have a distinctively forbidden aura. Many children go through the phase of exploring these words. While normal, it still is socially inappropriate, and the sooner you take action, the sooner it will stop.

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Bath Time, A New Olympic Sport

Bath Time, A New Olympic Sport

Is bath time at your house an Olympic sport?

“Bath time at our house is a disaster. My daughter splashes, throws toys, and sprays the entire bathroom with water. Washing up doesn’t happen without a big fuss.”

Kids think that the tub is their own private swimming pool & washing up is not on their to do list.  They are not being bad – they are just having FUN!

Lots of little kids never want to take a bath! They don’t cooperate and it becomes a battle of wills. Here are some tips if you have a little bath-avoider!

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Napping Away From Home

Napping Away From Home

Many families travel for vacations and family events. Taking trips with children has many variables, but one that many parents worry about is their little one’s nap schedule while on vacation. You certainly don’t want to resort to staying home and give up all of those potential memories to be made. Instead, devise a plan ahead of time – and then be open to going with the flow once you arrive at your destination. You can always get back on track when you get home.

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Have More Fun as a Mother

Have More Fun as a Mother

Are you too busy being a Mother to enjoy being a Mom?

Lighten up and follow some of these tips.

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