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8 Ways to Make Video Games Palatable

February 7, 2012 by SharonSilver
Every kid begs for video games. Parents hear the plea over and over again until they’re so worn down they knuckle under and buy one. But as soon as you buy the game, the real trouble begins: junior...

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How to End Power Struggles Over Food and Sleep

February 2, 2012 by SharonSilver
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How many times have you been in a power struggle with your child over food or sleep? 

 One big reason parents get trapped into these types of power struggles is because we think we “should” have t...

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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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How To Stop Dumping Your Stress Onto Your Kids

January 7, 2012 by SharonSilver
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Now that the holidays are over and you’re back in the swing of things has the stress of life returned? Are rushed days triggering short fuses again? Is the joy of the holidays still with you or are...

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My Resolution: Getting Better Behavior Without Yelling

January 4, 2012 by SharonSilver
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Have you ever said this to a friend or felt this way about your spouse? “Every time he (dad) or she (mom) has to deal with the kids he/she ends up getting into a power struggle or argument with the...

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