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Here’s One Secret to Raising Self-Confident Children

Last week I got an email from a reader, Toshy, asking me if my Talking to Toddlers course specifically helps develop self confidence in three year olds. You could probably substitute any age in that question and it would still be a very good question. I answered Toshy personally, and I also feel that my […]

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A Study: Why Parents Shouldn’t Spank Their Children

The debate whether corporal punishment over children should be practiced or not has been going on for a long time. A study very recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal concluded that corporal punishment has very negative effects on children. The study has been going on for 20 years, and has ended after examining […]

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Ever notice how toddler behavior isn’t an issue when they’re having fun?

This weekend was a blast for my family. My wife and I drove the family from Toronto, where we live (Canada’s largest city) to a very small town 5 hours away called Petawawa. We have friends who live up there, and 4 families gathered at their house for a weekend party. We had seven kids […]

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Santa Claus: How to Introduce Toddlers to this Big Man

Christmas for the little ones just isn’t complete without Santa Claus. This big, old man with the white long beard is pretty much THE symbol of Christmas for kids. Well, that and the presents under the tree, right? I’ve noticed that a lot of children line up with their parents to sit on Santa’s lap, […]

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COPE24 – Hopes to Prevent Child Abuse by Educating Teens

I came across an article about a new program called COPE24 that’s being implemented in nearly twenty school districts in Missouri. The program aims to teach teenagers about the stresses of parenting and how to recognize neglect and abuse before they even become parents themselves. There are different forms of child abuse. These are: Sexual […]

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Do Toddlers Watch Too Much TV? This New Study Says They Do.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization made up of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health for all infants, children and adolescents. The organization published a news release recently with the following title: BABIES AND TODDLERS SHOULD LEARN FROM PLAY, NOT SCREENS They argue that it’s […]

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Parenting Advice from a Former Playmate?

I was reading Parenting.com today, and when I came across a blog post written by the site’s celebrity blogger Kendra Wilkinson. For those of you who don’t follow the celeb scene (I don’t, my wife does), Kendra Wilkinson is a star of the E! reality show The Girls Next Door. She’s also married to football […]

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A classic “saying no” problem with parents and kids

Today is Halloween. There are lots of excited kids everywhere, naturally. I happened to hear 4-year old child ask her mom today, “Mommy can I wear my costume tomorrow?” The mother replied, “No honey – it’s Halloween today. Tomorrow it’s over.” But the best part was what happened next. This little girl looks right up […]

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Tips for a Safe Halloween

I was looking through several parenting blogs today. I enjoyed reading this particular post over at TheMommyInsider.com. The author, Alicia Hagan, was writing about halloween safety tips. Here are a few of her tips that I think are worth repeating. Make sure that your child’s costume isn’t too long. They could trip and fall. Make […]

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Encouraging Kids to Solve Problems – Another Example

This morning I was working at my computer in my basement office. It just so happens that the office doubles as a play area for the kids. My youngest daughter was playing with her toys in the nook that we setup for them. I was busy working away on some new material for parent training. […]

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