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Solve Your Child’s Problem Sleep

Think of your child as a special flower in the garden. Remember the seeds given at the beginning of the year. You have been given a special seed that needs its own quantity of water, sun, and special soil conditions. … Continue reading

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Socialization: It’s More Than Just Having Friends

When families homeschool, parents are often asked the question, “What about socialization?” Many people are fine with the academic achievement of homeschooling but worry that children who do not go to school to interact with the same aged peers daily, … Continue reading

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How to Work At Home with a Deadline, Little Ones and No Sitter

One of the hardest challenges of parenting small children is when you absolutely HAVE to get something done and they are all over you. It can really test your patience. There were many times when my partner was working out … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Toddler’s “NO!”

Empower your child to say NO!   I walked into the kitchen and discovered my two-year-old blonde haired daughter, dressed in her little pink fleece sleeper with the padded feet, standing on top of the chair next to the counter.  … Continue reading

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Consequences or Problem-Solving?

In parenting classes, I often get asked the following question: When I give my 11 year-old daughter a consequence, she insists that I am being mean to her. I believe that it is respectful discipline. What is the difference between … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Toddler’s “No!”

I walked into the kitchen and discovered my two-year-old blonde haired daughter, dressed in her little pink fleece sleeper with the padded feet, standing on top of the chair next to the counter. She was preoccupied with dipping her fingers … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety: The $120.00 Swim Lesson- Should you push them to go or let them drop it?

Separation anxiety. Should you make them attend lessons or not? Continue reading

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