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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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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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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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Parenting, Helicopters and Ostriches

Have you ever heard the expression “helicopter parent”? I’m sure many of you have. But in case you haven’t heard the phrase, it was coined in a book called Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster. W. Cline M.D. and Jim Fay, back in 1990. Helicopter parents are parents who hover continuously around their kids, […]

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Terrible Twos Caused by Parents?

I read a story dealing with the terrible twos this morning.  A study released back in 1996 apparently concluded that the terrible twos are caused by parents.  The article suggested that different “asset and liabilities” such as personality traits, economic status, social support and work-related stress were the biggest factors in determining if kids would […]

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