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The Key to No More Arguments


Ready to get off the argument merry-go-round and have more calm, fruitful discussions with your kids? Learn the secret to reducing and eliminating arguments with your child or teen.

The Key to No More Arguments2019-05-30T23:49:17+00:00

Lollygagging Around


How can you motivate a girl who prefers to take things super slow? Read my answer on what your options are when it comes to a child who’s slow to complete tasks. Q: My 7-year-old

Lollygagging Around2019-06-07T16:20:56+00:00

Taming Toddlers


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

Taming Toddlers2019-05-30T23:43:24+00:00

Shy Butterfly


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

Shy Butterfly2019-06-07T16:11:51+00:00

Bedlam at Bedtime


Having a child refuse to go to sleep or even stay in their room at night can cause great anxiety in parents, especially when the child is young. But using a little commonsense and a

Bedlam at Bedtime2019-05-01T16:08:53+00:00

We Interrupt This Conversation


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 Interrupt This Conversation2019-05-30T23:41:17+00:00

Reading Into Summer


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

Reading Into Summer2019-05-29T00:08:39+00:00

Why Should Children Listen?


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

Why Should Children Listen?2019-05-01T16:04:32+00:00