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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Handling Unwanted Advice

Handling Unwanted Advice

Are you getting frustrated with the endless stream of unwanted advice you get from other people about how to raise your child? You may love your friends and family, but how do you get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?

The important place to start is to understand that just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is also important to others. People who care about your baby are bonded to you and your child in a special way that invites their counsel. Knowing this may give you a reason to handle the interference gently, in a way that leaves everyone’s feelings intact.

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Traveling Time Zones with Kids: Avoid Jet Lag

Traveling Time Zones with Kids: Avoid Jet Lag

Traveling with a child can be a challenge because of the disruption to the daily routine, the excitement of activity, plus anxiety over meeting new people and adjusting to new surroundings. When you add a leap across time zones you complicate matters even more, since your child’s biological clock (which tells them when to feel awake and when to feel tired) is forced out of sync with the clock on the wall and the day’s activities.

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When Your Toddler Pushes Your Buttons

When Your Toddler Pushes Your Buttons

After giving a parenting lecture one day, a mother approached me complaining that her two-year-old was constantly whining, getting into everything and making her very frustrated.

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How to Grocery Shop with Kids

How to Grocery Shop with Kids

“I go shopping a couple times a week, and I have to take my child with me. He hates to go and so he usually ends up begging for candy and then fussing, crying or having a tantrum in the store. Is there any want to fix this?”

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Why Short Cat Naps Are Not Good Enough

Why Short Cat Naps Are Not Good Enough

If your child’s naps are shorter than an hour and a half in length, you may have wondered if these brief naps provide enough rest for your little one. You might suspect that these catnaps aren’t meeting your child’s sleep needs – and you would be right. The science of sleep explains why a short nap takes the edge off but doesn’t offer the same physical and mental nourishment that a longer nap provides.

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What to do about Firstborn Jealousy

What to do about Firstborn Jealousy

What should you do if your firstborn is showing jealousy towards the new baby? What if your firstborn is mad at you for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for your attention? Here’s how you can smooth things out.

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