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The Stages of Play and Friendship

How to teach emotional intelligence How does socialization work in homeschooling? Children play differently according to their brain development. They move from single play (babies play with toys by themselves) to parallel play (toddlers play side by side but don’t … Continue reading

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Ways To Learn Math Without A Workbook

Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook By Judy Arnall, BA The birthday cheesecake looked smaller than a half.  Although the store sold the cheesecake in halfs and wholes, my children and I opened the box and immediately knew something … 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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Alternatives To Saying “No!” and Avoiding the Meltdown

One day it happens. Your cute, adorable, cuddly baby has turned into a toddler. And she’s discovered the word, “NO”! Emphatic, heart stopping, and powerful. The word no is a favorite among children because they hear it so often from … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding is the optimum food for infants first year and the only food they need for the first six months of life. Although 95% of women breastfed their babies in 1910, that figure is a lot lower today. About 90% … Continue reading

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Managing Toddler Sleep Problems

Judy Arnall discusses sleep guidelines If you have a child between the ages of one and five years who won’t go to bed, won’t stay in bed and won’t stay asleep, or wakes up too early, you are in good … Continue reading

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Leaving Baby for the First Time

Leaving Baby for the First Time The moment is here. Your partner has been not-so-gently hinting that you need a date night out. You agree but are reluctant to leave your new baby. Your couple relationship is important to you … Continue reading

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The Last Day of Parenting (After 29 Busy Years)

Today, is the last day that I’m on active parenting duty.  It began on a sunny, hot, cloudless day on June 29, 1991 when my first son came into our lives. The other book-end, my baby, my youngest of 5 … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Reinforcement

My comments in an article in Today’s Parent regarding positive reinforcement: https://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/positive-reinforcement-one-parenting-trick-everybody-needs/ Read the full article here

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Baby Playtime: How Much is Enough?

New moms often ask, “How much should I play with baby?”  The simple answer is, “As much as you wish to.”  Babies love faces and the best time to interact with those they love is face-to-face contact times such as … Continue reading

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