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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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What is Your Child Really Saying? Translating Attitude

Attitude is sarcastic anger. Sometimes, it’s a snarky I-statement or You-statement. If you look underneath, often, it’s a sign that your child is ready for more independence and feels thwarted in some way. Does she have reasonable choices? Can you … Continue reading

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