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Making Routine Care Count
Routine care tasks, feeding, bathing, diapering/pottying and sleep rituals, comprise a huge part of the time we spend with our kids. Here's some thoughts on making routine care count, and turning these activities into quality time.
Disciplining Other People's Children
Here's some thoughts on those times when you may find yourself wanting or needing to intervene in the behavior of another person's child on the playground or other place. Specifically addresses physical or verbal hurting, unsafe behavior and inappropriate behavior.
Should My Child Be a Scout?
Have you been considering Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts for your child? Here's my experience with my daughter's first year of Daisy Scouts and my thoughts on the value of such a group and some thoughts to consider when deciding if scouts is a fit for your family.
Lunch Love Notes
Lunch love notes are a great way to remind your your child how much you love them during a sometimes long-seeming school day! Some ideas for creating love notes and samples of what to write.
When Kids Say . . . It's Not Fair
"It's Not Fair!" is one of the more irritating declarations from children around 4-5 years and up. Here's some thoughts on how to address this complaint and ways to teach constructive rephrasing and some important life lessons as well.
Power Struggles and Parental Anger
When your kids make you crazy, do you ever "plan" a way out? Games and humor to exit a power struggle with a young child can be one of the most effective ways to end conflict, reconnect, and ultimately create cooperation. Here's a couple ideas to diffuse parental anger during a power struggles.
Should Young Children Have Bedtimes?
There is often controversy over whether young children should have regular and/or early bedtimes. Here's some issues to consider in deciding what works for your child and your family need.
Kids and Competition - Sports and Athletics
Some thoughts on Kids and Competition related to sports and athletics.
Kids and Television Watching
Overwhelmed by kids constant requests for television? Confused about what to do? Here's the guidelines I use for TV at my house and some things to consider when creating your own "house rules."
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