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Toddlers and Toys: How to Deal with Toddlers who Grab Toys at the Park

received a great email from a customer, John, in California the other day asking for help. I decided to turn my answer into a blog post because it’s one of those questions that you just know millions of other parents are dealing with. The father who wrote in is struggling with his 3 year old […]

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How to Develop Your Child’s Interest in Reading

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Reading is something that almost every child eventually learns.  Our schools do a pretty good job of building a child’s basic reading skills.  But that’s not what this article is about. This is about […]

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Using a Story to Get Past a Sibling Fight

This morning I woke up at 5:45 and spent some time working for about an hour, followed by a nice jog through my neighbourhood. I had a nice experience doing a good deed for someone, which I’ll get to in a moment. But the real point of this post is how I used my story […]

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Help! My Spouse and I Have Different Parenting Styles

We’ve all been there, we try communicating with, or disciplining our kids using a style that we have adopted … and out of nowhere, the spouse bursts onto the scene with a different view. Frustrating isn’t it? If you have a different parenting style than your spouse, it can cause a rift in your marriage. […]

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Toddler Parenting and Waiting on Tables – What They Have in Common

Okay, we all know that parents differ a lot in their styles and behaviours. We all have different tools, styles, and beliefs. But one thing that always resonates with parents is a good metaphor. So, I would like to share this article written by Tracy Moore on jezebel.com. Moore is a writer living in Los […]

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Effective Alternatives to Threats when Talking to Children

How many times have you been at the end of your rope and you just didn’t know what to do anymore? Do you find yourself screaming, “If you do that one more time I swear I’ll throw all your toys away!”? Threats such as these may be very ordinary for some families, but let me […]

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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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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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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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