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Preschool Separation Anxiety

Five Ways to Stop Preschool Drop Off Separation Anxiety (Yes, They Really Work!)

The hardest part of my day used to be prying my preschooler and kindergartners arms off my legs when I had to drop them off at school. My sons’ howls of protest hurt my heart at the same time it made me wonder what I was doing wrong or what was wrong with them. All …

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Raising Boys, Raising a Teenage Boy, How to deal with a misbehaving teen

Ask Your Misbehaving Son: “What Kind of Man Do You Want to Grow Up to Be?”

While on vacation recently at the beach, a family of five found themselves having a less than ideal time together. Lying on the beach and doing absolutely NOTHING sounded perfect for the over-worked parents, but the two older boys, James and Liam, wanted ACTION and their little sister Mattie wanted to join in the fun. …

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5 Easy Steps to Discourage Lying in Little Kids

5 Easy Steps to Discourage Lying in Little Kids

A dad who was in for parent coaching recently asked me how to deal with his 6 year old son’s chronic lying. Here are five strategies he’s going to experiment with and see how they work. Please let me know if you’ve had experience with this and what has helped.  Other parents will be grateful! …

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5 year old wets the bed

Compassion is the Key to 5-year Old Bed Wetting

We all have expectations as parents. One thing we don’t usually expect is for our school age child to still be wetting the bed on a regular basis. So when it happens over and over again, we can forget that they are little people trying hard to learn and we can end up being negative …

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Newborn Feeding Tips for Sleeping Longer at Night

Newborn Feeding Tips for Sleeping Longer at Night

Establish Daytime Patterns During the day, you want your baby to eat and eat and eat so that at night time, she will sleep and sleep and sleep. This means frequent feeding times, ranging from every 2 – 3 hours. If breastfeeding: feed every two hours during the day. If formula feeding: feed every 3 …

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5 Tips to Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer

5 Tips to Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer

Being a brand new parent of a brand new baby who had trouble sleeping longer than an hour at a time I utilized every resource I could find to help me. I met with professional sleep consultants, read popular books about parenting newborns, called the fussy baby network, and of course – scoured online forums …

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Get Better Sleep with a New Infant

The Amazing Rock ‘n Play*

  Acid Reflux Reducer Dealing with a baby that suffers from serious acid reflux, I found I couldn’t just lay her on her back or I would be faced with a giant projectile spit-up. Yet the bed with a pillow, or Boppy-propping alternatives, all had their own downfalls as well. I found when I propped …

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Empty Threats Make Weak Parents

A father had no less than a gaggle of children in the grocery store… Granted it was a Saturday, granted they were in the toy isle, and granted he was alone. I watched him try to corral all of his kids for about five solid minutes – he would get two listening and then another …

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“I Overreacted and Gave My Child Too Harsh a Consequence…. Now What..?”

Dad: Kerry, I’m a single dad and wondering how I can gracefully back out from having overreacted and given my son a harsher consequence than I should have? He’s 4 and was throwing water out of the bathtub. I got mad and told him he had to go straight to bed with no stories. I …

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