No-Cry Discipline

The No-Cry Discipline Solution

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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Car Seat Crying

Car Seat Crying

If your baby falls asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, consider yourself lucky. Many parents struggle with kids who won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats, which turns “running a quick errand” into a dreaded daily task.

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What to do about Interrupting

What to do about Interrupting

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. Children are so focused on their own needs that they don’t realize that you have needs, too. They can learn how to pay more attention to other people’s needs as well as their own, which will help control these endless interruptions. Try these ideas: 

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