How to Influence a Healthy Bond Between Grandparents and Grandkids 

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  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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 Improve Your Family’s Lifestyle with These New Year’s Resolutions

BarbParenting, Preschool Behavior, Stress-Relievers, Toddler Behavior

    As 2016 ends, are you busy thinking about making some 2017 resolutions to improve your family’s lifestyle?  Do you want less chaos and disagreements in your home? Want a better work/life balance so you can spend more quality time with your family? As the parent of preschoolers, here are a few you might consider: Resolve to Improve Your … Read More

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Why You Didn’t Easily Succeed at Fighting Holiday Stress Last Year

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    Was last year’s holiday season unbelievably stressful for you? Were there some things you should have done differently? It’s not too early to start thinking about what you could have done differently to succeed at fighting holiday stress this year. Could some of these reasons been your downfall? Reasons You Didn’t Succeed at Fighting Holiday Stress You didn’t … 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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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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An Amazing Little-Known Key to Handling Sibling Rivalry

BarbChild Development, Parenting, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Jane had stepped outside for just a few minutes to get the mail. When she returned, she heard her three-year old, Susie sobbing heavily in the hallway. As soon as she saw her mom, Susie bellowed, “Erin won’t let me play in her room. She says she wants to play by herself. She closed her bedroom door in my … Read More

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How to Get Better Cooperation from Your Preschooler at Home

BarbChild Development, Preschool Behavior

  Do you often wonder why your preschooler is so good in school but is a challenge to handle at home? It’s partly because she tries to test your limits. Your little one knows that you will love her even when she’s bad. How can you get better cooperation from your preschooler at home? Encourage Independence to Get Better Cooperation … Read More

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A Parenting Style That Will Not Disappoint Your Child

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  “Are you my friend, Mommy?”, asked Susie curiously. “I’m better than that. I’m your parent and will always help you throughout life,” replied her mother Becky. You may not have encountered this question from your preschool children, yet, but it could come down the road as the topic of friendship in a book, TV show, movie, or discussion presents … Read More

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10 Most Effective Parenting Practices to Improve Your Child’s Life

BarbChild Safety, Children's Health, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Are you on information-overload when it comes to effective parenting practices?  Is Dr. Phil telling you that time-out is absolutely necessary to curb bad behavior in your child while another expert feels it’s too harsh? At a recent American Psychological Association meeting, University of California-San Diego Professor, Robert Epstein, and his assistant, attending student, Shannon Fox, presented the findings … Read More

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