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Helping Same Sex Siblings Get Along

Aug 6 2013     /     , ,

Guest Post by: Sibling fighting is one of the biggest complaints of parents and caregivers alike. Siblings, especially same sex ones, seem to know how to push each other buttons. Here are some tips to help your kids stop fighting. Set clear boundaries. Often, parents send the message that sibling fighting is a normal part […]

Party Behavior: How to Help Your Child Become a Little Lady or Gentleman

Dec 18 2012     /     , , ,

Situation: Every time I take my son to a party his behavior embarrasses me. It’s as if he leaves his manners at home! We’ve been invited to several holiday parties, and I’d really love to go. How can I get my son to behave at these events? Think about it: Some kids get so caught […]

Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

Dec 16 2012     /     , , , , , , ,

You don’t have to give up dining out, and you don’t have to skip a date night if the babysitter cancels. There are ways to teach children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant so that it is a fun evening out for everyone in the family. Children can be both excited and bored when […]

5 Trends for Teaching Kids Languages

Oct 2 2012     /     , , , ,

One of the hottest parenting trends today is giving children language instruction beyond that of their primary, native tongue. Because speaking more than one language can be beneficial academically, can affect the college admissions process, and can help determine a child’s career trajectory upon reaching adulthood, parents are more determined than ever to help their […]

Learning to observe your child and follow her lead

Aug 14 2012     /     , ,

by Tim Seldin President, The Montessori Foundation Chair, The International Montessori Council As parents we often feel the need to direct our children, but Montessori believed we should follow them instead. How much time do you spend watching your child? I don’t mean watching half-heartedly while you are doing something else. I mean focusing your […]

How to Minimize Obsessive Crying and Temper Tantrums

Jul 5 2012     /     , ,

Written By Marcie Paige We are told early on “babies cry a lot… it’s normal and healthy”. I think when our parents tell us this it’s their way to preparing us for the fact that having a baby is exciting, life changing but also hard work and at times… frustrating! While I’m sure it’s true […]

Potty Training, Ready, Set Go!

Jun 26 2012     /     , , ,

Potty Training – Get Ready, Get Set, Go! By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Potty Training Solution Get Ready If your child is near or has passed his first birthday, you can begin incorporating pre-potty training ideas into his life. They are simple things that will lay the groundwork for potty training and will […]

When to Move your Child from the Crib

Jun 19 2012     /     , ,

Moving from Crib to Bed By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution When your child moves from crib to bed it’s a milestone in his life as well as yours. There is no precise time for making this move, though typically it’s between the first and third birthday. The key to success is […]

Hitting, Kicking, Biting

Jun 12 2012     /     , , ,

Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What […]

Toddler Co-operation

Jun 5 2012     /     , , ,

The Big Three: Tantrums, Fussing and Whining by Elizabeth Pantley Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during the early childhood years, you would find that these three items appear on every parent’s list. They are so common that I refer to them as The […]