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“Gimmee” – Free Holiday Shopping

Dec 23 2012     /     , , , , ,

“I’ve reached the point where I don’t want to take my child into a store. It doesn’t matter if we’re in a toy store, the grocery store, or the gas station – my kid finds something he “must” have. He usually starts out with a gentle plea, moves up to an annoying whine, and eventually works himself […]

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 […]

“I Already Have One of These!” – Teaching children how to respond politely

Dec 15 2012     /     , , ,

I just attended a friend’s child’s birthday party and was shocked by the responses the child gave as he opened his gifts. “I already have one of these.” “This isn’t the one I wanted.” After I was done judging this “nasty” child, I suddenly realized that the holiday is fast approaching, and realized my own daughter would […]