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toddlers

Tantrums: No Easier to Deal With the Second Time Around

Baby Boy

Tantrums. We’re so there. Oh, how I wish we could skip this stage of parenting! Can anyone make that happen? Tantrums are nothing new to us, of course. Being that this is our second child, we know all too well what it’s like to deal with a toddler and tantrums. Even so, it’s hard to […]

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Time Outs Don’t Work Anymore? Try This Alternative.

Parenting

This post was first published on November 12, 2009. There are many forms of discipline and punishment that parents use with their children. In our house, we’ve used the time out method, the just talking method, the redirecting method, and we’ve even yelled at times out of losing our patience. Hey, it happens, right? But, […]

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How Young Children can Help with the Laundry

preschoolers

Early last month, I posed the question, “Can Preschoolers Help Clean?” and provided a list of chores for preschoolers to do around the house. Many of you agreed that yes, preschoolers can indeed help clean around the house and even provided a few additional suggestions based on what your kids help with. One of the […]

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When Time Outs No Longer Work

preschoolers

Photo credit: sean_alexander There are many forms of discipline and punishment that parents use with their children. In our house, we’ve used the time out method, the just talking method, the redirecting method, and we’ve even yelled at times out of losing our patience. Hey, it happens, right? But, lately, we’ve come up with a […]

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Becoming a Big Girl

preschoolers

I realized the other day that I never actually updated you on our potty training issues. You’ll be glad to know that baby girl is officially potty trained. Full out. All the way. For real. The girl goes to the potty by herself without us having to remind her, she’ll tell us if she needs […]

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