No-Cry Discipline

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The Whining Child: Role Modeling

The Whining Child: Role Modeling

If your child is whining, it’s important to ask yourself whether they’re learning it from what you’re modeling at home.

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Positive Thinking for Kids

Positive Thinking for Kids

During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and because it’s human nature to do so, they often see themselves as coming up short. As parents, we can offset this natural tendency in our children by giving them the skills to think more positively. It is important that you really listen to your children, and help them overcome their negative thoughts and beliefs. This is, of course, easier to do if you practice positive thinking, yourself.

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How to Teach Your Child to Share

How to Teach Your Child to Share

Little kids don’t have many possessions, and they get very attached to the things that they do have. Young children don’t fully understand how sharing will affect them or their toy, often feeling that if someone takes a toy they won’t ever get it back. That feeling of apprehension and uncertainty (plus inexperience), may be at the root of your child’s reluctance to share.

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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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Should Older Kids be Babysitters for their Siblings?

Should Older Kids be Babysitters for their Siblings?

If there is a wide age span between your children you may be wondering if your older child would make a good babysitter. The decision to have one sibling baby-sit for another should never be based purely on the age of the children, or what is convenient for the parents. Rather, the decision should be based on how responsible the older child is, and on the relationship between the children. If the older child displays trustworthiness for homework, chores and personal responsibilities, and if the two children have a usually peaceful relationship, it’s safe to try out a baby-sitting situation.

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Cell Phones – Good & Bad Reasons to get your child a cell phone

Cell Phones – Good & Bad Reasons to get your child a cell phone

Cell Phones – Good & Bad Reasons to get your child a cell phone.

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