The Magic of the Hush Hour

The Magic of the Hush Hour

Children of all ages can benefit from daily nap time, but there will be times when your child simply refuses to sleep. Unfortunately, this can result in a fussy child who is prone to tears, whining, and tantrums. If a nap does not seem to be happening, you can still create a Hush Hour routine that will provide helpful rest time for children, regardless of their age or their desire to nap.

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How to Get Your Children to Listen to You

How to Get Your Children to Listen to You

You tell your child to put his shoes on 10 times, and he is still walking around barefoot.

You ask your child to close the door behind them, yet it is wide open and letting cold air in.

You remind your child to go to the bathroom, but when you arrive at the grocery store, she suddenly needs to go potty.

 

These are all normal, yet frustrating, scenarios for parents; but there is a simple solution to this problem – read on!

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Does Your Child Have Separation Anxiety – or is it Something Else?

Does Your Child Have Separation Anxiety – or is it Something Else?

Separation anxiety, while difficult, is often a normal part of development. There are many ways to help your child cope with separation anxiety; however, there could be deeper emotions and traits impacting your child’s behavior that may not actually be based on separation issues. Coming up with a plan to help your child through this time means that you need to consider why they are struggling.

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Sit or Stand? Tips for Potty Training Boys

Sit or Stand? Tips for Potty Training Boys

Many aspects of potty training are the same for boys and girls alike, but in this post I am going to cover a few unique aspects of potty training boys. Thinking through these tips from the start will make potty training much easier for you and your son.

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Managing Multiple Sleep Routines

Managing Multiple Sleep Routines

I remember the days of trying to coordinate my older children’s bedtime routines with the non-schedule of my new baby. I remember how hard bedtime was when the baby needed my attention, and the other two thought that bedtime meant playtime.

Coordinating sibling sleep routines can seem like a monumental task, but the key to it is planning. Simply going with the flow every night will not help anyone. The kids will be running in different directions, you’ll be stressed, and your kids will be staying up too late.

 

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Giving Choices – A Simple Way to Improve Behavior

Giving Choices – A Simple Way to Improve Behavior

Children do not have much control over their daily lives, and it can be frustrating for little ones trying to gain some independence. Luckily there is an easy solution to this problem, and it is one that will help with overall behavior as well: Offer choices to your children instead of always telling them what to do and when to do it.

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Common Parent Complaint, “My Child Won’t Cooperate”

Common Parent Complaint, “My Child Won’t Cooperate”

I hear similar questions and complaints from parents all around the world every day, and often they are about this topic:

“How can I get my kids to cooperate with me?”

“I’m always nagging my children, and it doesn’t do any good!”

“My requests get ignored, but then they get mad when I nag!”

“I’m constantly making requests, yet my children won’t do what I ask. I get tired of hearing my own voice!”

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