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Contrary to popular belief, toddlers don't have to be terrible! Watch for my five key toddler taming tactics. Don’t use contractions. Toddler proof your house. Sleep is key. Containment works best. Say yes more than
When did being shy become a liability? In today’s extroverted world, we immediately get concerned when a child doesn’t seem to like being around other kids or doesn’t have many friends. But we’ve forgotten that
Teaching kids to stay quiet when they’re bursting to say something can be challenging, but not impossible. I also give tips on helping your kids learn how to be a good conversationalist here.
We often overlook the importance of relationship when our children are misbehaving. This mom wonders how to repair a fraught relationship with her adopted 19-year-old daughter. Q: My now 19-year-old daughter is adopted from Ukraine
Reading does more than pass the time. It teaches kids about the world around them. Books entertain, yes, but through books we learn about other cultures, about how to handle difficult or uncomfortable situations, about
When a child or teen doesn’t listen to us, it’s hard to know how to react. This mom questions how she can command respect from her kids. Q: We have six children, and our oldest