No-Cry Discipline

The No-Cry Discipline Solution

Angry? Use 6 Steps to Stay Calm

Angry? Use 6 Steps to Stay Calm

Angry?  Use 6 Steps to Stay Calm

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Toys – What to Buy your Child

Toys – What to Buy your Child

Toys, toys, everywhere toys! You hear advice from all directions: “Don’t give your child too many toys—he’ll be spoiled.”  Or “Give your child lots of toys—they help to develop his brain!”

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How to Have Successful Playdates

How to Have Successful Playdates

Developing friendship skills takes time and experience. The only way young children will learn social skills is by practice, so even though there are plenty of bumps along the way it’s worth scheduling playdates with other children. Here’s how to make it work.

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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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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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