How to Transition from White Flour to Whole Grains for Kids

How to Transition from White Flour to Whole Grains for Kids

Sadly, the majority of grains that children are exposed to in today’s world are the refined variety. Whether it’s restaurants, birthday parties, or even Grandma’s house, white flour dominates the offerings. You can’t totally control what goes on outside your kitchen – but you can control your home and increase his whole grain consumption.

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How to Get your Preschooler to Cooperate with You

How to Get your Preschooler to Cooperate with You

It’s no secret that preschoolers crave independence—from picking out an outfit to choosing a snack, convincing your self-appointed “big kid” to cooperate can be a challenge. Learning and using a variety of kid-friendly methods, you can bring about some happy cooperation.

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Is it Time to Give Up Naps?

Is it Time to Give Up Naps?

A mother asks: “My three year old never wants to take a nap. She complains and fusses about it every day. It takes me a half hour to settle her down before she finally falls asleep. Is it time for her to give up napping?”

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Is it Time to Have Another Baby?

Is it Time to Have Another Baby?

Making the decision about having another baby or not, whether this would be your second child or your fourth, is one of the major decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no right or wrong answer, and there are many variables that play a part in the decision making process. The answer to the question of how many children you should have has a very different answer for each family. How do you make this decision? Here are a few suggestions that will get you closer to making the best decision for you and your family.

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Set Your Child’s Biological Clock

Set Your Child’s Biological Clock

Do you need to reset your child’s biological clock? Consistency is important for your little one’s sleep routine. Setting a specific bed time and sticking to it can end many bedtime struggles. Even better, you can take advantage of your children’s natural biology so that they are actually tired when the predetermined bedtime arrives.

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How to Instantly Stop a Child from Whining

How to Instantly Stop a Child from Whining

Has a child EVER stopped whining because a parent said, “Stop whining!”? I doubt it!

A demand or a plea won’t stop the whining. And telling a child what not to do rarely works. What does work? Modeling and coaching.

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The Power of Distraction: End Fussing, Whining or Bickering in 5 Seconds or Less!

The Power of Distraction: End Fussing, Whining or Bickering in 5 Seconds or Less!

Children can easily be distracted when a new or more interesting activity is suggested. If your child is whining or fussing, try viewing it as an “activity” that your child is engaged in. Since children aren’t very good multi-taskers (they tend to focus on one thing at a time) you might be able to end the unpleasant activity with the recommendation of something different to do.

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