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Sharing Skills – Teaching Children to Share

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Perhaps one of the most difficult things to teach a child is how to share. Walking, talking, and potty training are all skills that take time and patience, but they really don’t involve quite as much emotion in the child as sharing does. When you give a child a new toy or any other object, they view it as theirs. They suddenly have this new thing that they are so excited about, and then they are...

Helping Children Conquer Their Fears

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Children can be afraid of just about anything; from the dark, to spiders, to water, to Grandpa Jack. While their fears may not make any sense to you (Grandpa Jack’s a sweet old man!), to your child they are very real. Helping your child to get over any fear is both a challenge and a step by step process. They must know that you take them seriously so don’t taunt or make light of the situation...

Answering Children’s Tough Questions

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Today’s world is a scary place to bring a child into, and any parent will tell you that protecting their children from the scary, ugly things that lie outside the protection of your front door is their biggest concern. There are so many things in this world that we want to keep our children sheltered from and other things that we simply don’t want them to know about yet. We strive to keep our...

Being Teased at School

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After spending all of our time and energy trying to protect our children, the last thing any parent wants is for someone else to hurt them; especially another child. Parents have very little control over the things that happen while our children are at school, and many times our children keep quiet about it as well. Perhaps they don’t want us to think that they aren’t strong, or maybe they’re...

Dealing With Manipulative Children

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Do you feel like you have suddenly lost control of your life? Are your children, no matter how old or young, suddenly calling the shots instead of you? Are you plagued with phrases like, “But dad said I could!” “My tummy hurts!” “You hate me!” and “I promise I’ll do it later!”? If this sound like just another day in your life, you’ve likely got a...

Aggressive Toddler Behavior – Hitting and Biting

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Aggression is quite possibly one of the most difficult aspects of toddlerhood to deal with. You never quite know how to react or what is causing the behavior. The most important thing is to realize that aggressive behavior is actually perfectly normal and is a phase that nearly every toddler goes through. While it’s incredibly overwhelming and frustrating, your child is perfectly fine and you are...

Understanding School Refusal

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Many parents find themselves completely stumped as to why getting their child to school every morning is such a struggle. Many wonder if there is something wrong with their child, or maybe something wrong with the teacher or the school. While it is a frustrating thing, there is no need for alarm; nearly 28% of children in the US show signs of school refusal sometime during their school years. The...

Weight Management for Healthy Kids and Teens

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If your child or teen is severely overweight, it’s something that could affect them for the rest of their lives. By not managing their weight now, you are helping them onto the fast track towards high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart attacks. These things are occurring at younger and younger ages thanks to higher food consumption and less exercise. The hard part for parents to understand...

How to Make Tidying Fun for Kids

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The trick to getting your child to do just about anything that they don’t necessarily want to do is to make it fun. If chores, homework, and other things suddenly become a game, they forget about how much they don’t want to be doing them. Unless you have a child with a compulsion for cleaning, chances are that things are out of place pretty much every day. They may have toys and clothes strewn...

Parenting Tips to Help Your Child Get More Exercise

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With the obesity rates in the US on an ever steady incline, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your children are getting enough exercise. Even if your child is far from obese, regular exercise will help keep them healthy overall as well as instill healthy habits for the rest of their lives. Children spend way too much time watching television, playing video games, or sitting in front...

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