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How to Make 1-2-3 Warnings Work

March 26, 2012 by SharonSilver
You’re probably used to giving your kids warnings (“That needs to stop right now!”), but do they work? You may find that your warnings are more effective when you tailor your appr...

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How to Handle Relatives Who Are Hurtful

March 12, 2012 by SharonSilver
Last week I read a few posts about dealing with family members who were rude, hurtful, and gossipy. It’s all too common, and makes me think of a letter I recently wrote to myself: Dear Me, This wee...

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What Not to Say When You’re Disappointed With Your...

March 4, 2012 by SharonSilver
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“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” When I was little that rhyme was the big, bad, powerful statement we used to ward off the vicious attacks of other kids. That rh...

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6 Ways to Prevent Sibling Rivalry

February 8, 2012 by SharonSilver
When siblings fight, everyone in the family is affected. When a parent hears, “Give it to me!” “Get away from me!” or “No, m-i-n-e!” their first reaction is to yell, “Stop it!” or “How many times h...

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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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