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When should my kids sleep?

September 10, 2012 by Sleep Mommy Allison
We’ve all heard the familiar joke (or is it a warning?)  “You’ll never sleep again after you have kids.”  Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be true.  Kids do sleep, and most of them sleep through th...

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Simple Discipline to Prevent Your Child from Talking Back

May 18, 2012 by Dani Gurrie
Back talk is your child’s way of testing limits and asserting independence from you as they grow. It can be frustrating at any time, and downright embarrassing in public. Your response is cri...

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How to Deal with Back Talk

January 24, 2012 by SharonSilver
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Don’t you dare talk to me that way! 

When a child is being verbally disrespectful, or as we called it in our home, “emotionally biting” someone, a parent’s defensive wall goes up and s...

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Keeping your cool- How do you actually do it?

January 16, 2012 by Katie Robinson
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So much of current parenting lore, advice and protocol centers on the idea that you should be able to control your emotions and generally present a calm demeanor to your kids. I’ve certainly ...

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Getting Kids to Cooperate Without Repeating Yourself

December 29, 2011 by SharonSilver
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So many parents wonder, Does parenting mean needing to either yell or repeat myself in order to get my child’s attention? Here’s my question. Is it possible that your children perceive your repetit...

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Is DISCIPLINE a dirty word?

December 10, 2011 by Katie Robinson
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Spanking. Yelling. Grounding. Punishment. Rules. Any other words that come to mind when you think of discipline? Do they all have negative connotations? So maybe there’s nothing more to say. Maybe ...

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