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“Is It Really OK To Say ‘No’ To My Child?”

In the mid 1960’s a few parenting “experts” began to question whether we ought to say this word to our children. Some worried that it would damage kids’ self-concepts. Others seemed concerned that it would stifle creativity. Kids need to hear “No” from time to time. Listed below are some practical guidelines: •  Say “No” only …

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“I Want More Milk!”

I poured my daughter a bowl of cereal with PLENTY of milk. When she asked for more milk, I said, “No, you have more than enough.” Of course she started whining.  I went brain dead! She started screaming “I want more milk!!!” and I said in the sweetest, singsongy voice I could muster, “I know.”  …

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Limit Screen Time and Encourage the Act of “Doing” with Your Child

What does your child ask when bored? Is it, “I’m bored. What can I do?” or is it, “I’m bored. What can I watch?” If it is the latter, you are raising a future watcher, not a future doer. And if this is the case, my heart goes out to your child. Becoming a watcher …

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