Kids’ Answers to “What Does Love Mean?”

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    For Valentine’s Day , we thought we’d share some children’s responses to the question, “What does love mean?” We think you’ll agree that their answers are examples of wonderful wisdom from the mouths of babes ! What Does Love Mean? “When my grandma got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandpa does … Read More

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10 Wise Ways to Make the “Terrible Two’s” Tolerable

BarbParenting, Toddler Behavior

  Two-year-old Tommy squirmed anxiously in his seat in the grocery cart.  “I want up!” he cried to his mother. Tommy’s mom looked inside her purse and found a box of raisins to give little Tommy in hopes that he would settle down.  She had just started her weekly grocery shopping and didn’t want to have to return home. Tommy … Read More

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How to Influence a Healthy Bond Between Grandparents and Grandkids 

BarbChild Development, Parenting

  Have you had another unpleasant experience with your children’s grandparents?  Are they spoiling your kids too much by giving them everything they want? Are your kids behavior problems when they arrive home after a visit with their grandparents?  Let’s examine some ways you can influence a healthy bond between grandparents and grandkids. Why Grandkids Need Their Grandparents Grandparents serve … Read More

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6 Child-Anxiety-Provoking Taboos You Should Break

BarbChild Development, Parenting

    Are you unknowingly exacerbating your child’s anxiety? Sometimes it’s hard to mask a worry and your child will pick up on it. However, there are  ways to prevent your fears from affecting your child. Focus on eliminating  these 6 child-anxiety-provoking taboos. Say Goodbye to These 6 Child-Anxiety-Provoking Taboos   1. Getting Upset About a Problem Don’t fall apart … Read More

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10 Best Holiday Stress-Busters for Busy Parents

BarbParenting, Stress-Relievers

    Is the stress of the holidays starting to take its toll on you right about now?  Writing and mailing cards, shopping for gifts, baking cookies, decorating the tree, party planning, and allotting time for holiday traditions can be quite daunting when you are pressed for time. Here are some holiday stress-busters for busy parents that will give you … Read More

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The Secrets to Handling Your Spirited Child

BarbChild Development, Parenting

  Little Jasmine pushed Sammy down in the sand box and poured sand over his face. “You’ll never hit me again, Dummy!” she hollered loudly as she ran toward her mother. Sammy’s mother ran over to her sobbing son and tried to comfort him. She decided she would tell Jasmine’s mom about the incident. “I’m sorry about what happened,” apologized … Read More

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7 Reasons to Ditch the Guilt of Being a Working Mom

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Development, Parenting, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

    Are you constantly beating yourself up about being a working mom? Do you feel like you should be home with your young children because they may be missing out not having you around?  Take a look at these reasons why it’s time to ditch the guilt of being a working mom. Why You Need to Ditch the Guilt … Read More

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6 Useful Benefits Your Preschooler Realizes by Playing Alone

BarbChild Development, Parenting

  Do you sometimes wish your child would not depend upon you so much to be his playmate?  Are there actually benefits your preschooler realizes by playing alone? How can you encourage your little one to play more inedependently? Benefits Your Preschooler Realizes by Playing Alone He learns how to manage his time. Managing time is a skill he will … Read More

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11 Helpful Tips to Transition Your Preschooler from the Weekend to Monday Morning

BarbPreschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

    As you drive away to work after dropping off Tammy, your three-year old, you are feeling very guilty. Tommy had spent a lot of time with you and your spouse this weekend and was not happy about going to preschool on Monday morning. She cried and kicked as you placed her in the car. You are tired of … Read More

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Could “The Eensy-Weensy Spider” Stop Child Thumb Sucking?

BarbBaby Behavior, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Ann picked her four-year old son Dan up from preschool one rainy day.  She knew he was tired because upon entering the car he started sucking his thumb. Patiently, she motioned to him to stop.  Immediately, Dan removed his wet thumb from his mouth as Ann continued driving. Five minutes later Ann could see Dan sucking his thumb again … Read More

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