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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Why ‘Falling into Magic’ is Like a Denver Omelet

Why ‘Falling into Magic’ is Like a Denver Omelet

Ever been up to your eyebrows in a dense-as-a-pea-soup-fog read? You come up for air, ravenous. Wipe the sweat off your brow. And look around for something light. Fluffy. Fun and delish. The literary version of a Denver omelet.

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Working at Home with Kids: Myths vs. Reality

If you’ve never worked at home with a young child in the house you probably have some ideas about how it would work – and you’d most likely be wrong! So, let’s debunk some of the common myths surrounding working at home with a young child (or children!) in the house:

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Teach your Kids to Embrace the Rain

Teach your Kids to Embrace the Rain

I’m a fair-weather kind of girl. A few raindrops or a flurry of snowflakes and I head inside. I’ve always been that way, and I admit I’ve missed out on a few things because of it. When I became a mother, I decided to raise my kids to accept – and even enjoy – all kinds of weather. I invested in rain gear, snow boots and hats, and kept the kids warm and dry no matter the temperature.

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Control Anger Before it Controls You

Control Anger Before it Controls You

Our children bring us incredible joy. They can make us laugh and fill our hearts with love. Yet, those same children can bring out the anger in us. It’s never a time we look back on with pride – and we’re often regretful and ashamed after the fact. But getting angry at your children is a perfectly human and normal response to the complicated, often stress-filled job of parenting.

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Welcome to Destiny Falls

Welcome to Destiny Falls

Guess what I did? After writing 13 parenting books, I decided to branch out and do something I’ve always wanted to do: I wrote a novel! My newest creation is Falling into Magic – it’s the first book in a unique, magical mystery series.

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