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The “YES” List

Too often, we tell our children what they can’t do when they are mad!  No hitting, no pushing your brother, and no swearing!  However, children think in the “can do” creative stage, not the “can’t do” of more non-tangible abstract … Continue reading

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Calm-Down Tools: 70 Ways to Calm Down and Reclaim Patience in the Heat of Anger

Children need an adult’s help to calm down just as they need an adult’s help to learn Math. We don’t give a child a math book and send them to their room and tell them to come out when they … Continue reading

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How to Survive Morning Madness and Afternoon Arsenic Hour

For many parents, getting out the door with children and all the day’s supplies is the most stressful time of the day.  It’s a constant challenge to get out on time, without yelling and damaging that all important parenting relationship … 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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Is It A Discipline Issue or Development Issue? Part 2 Problem-solving with Young Children

Part 2 – Problem-solving with young children In the last issue, we talked about toddler behaviour and the importance of child-proofing and distraction. For older children’s behaviour, problem-solving is now the first go-to discipline tool. But don’t forget, problem-solving still … 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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How to discipline toddler hitting, biting, throwing and tantrums

Parenting expert, Judy Arnall, discusses hitting, biting, and tantrums. Continue reading

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