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When Your Child Contradicts You…

It’s normal for kids, especially toddlers, to go through phases when they are contrary and contradictory toward just about everything. I know this. I’ve known this since before having kids, so I knew to expect it. But KNOWING that all kids go through a phase like this is very different than handling it when it…

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6 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Kids

When we think of spending quality time with our kids, we often think of doing something extra, like a family outing, or vacation. While these special family experiences are wonderful, there are many other ways to spend quality time with your kids when you don’t have the time or money to plan something extra. 1.…

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Dealing with Your Shy Child

Do you have a shy child? Here are several ways you can help your child feel loved and, at the same time, develop crucial skills to help them overcome their shyness to the extent necessary to deal well with others and accomplish tasks in life that require communication and working with people they don’t know.…

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9 Alternatives to Yelling

If you’re a parent, you know the “I can’t help it, I’m about to yell” feeling we sometimes get faced with our children’s behavior. We don’t like to yell. We don’t want to yell. But sometimes, it just comes out. Looking for alternatives? Here are 9 ways you can try to react instead of yelling,…

When Your Baby Stops Wanting to Cuddle…

Yes, that’s my boy… not my baby any more. My little boy. The time comes in every baby’s life… sooner for boys than girls, I think. They just stop wanting to cuddle as much. Sure – they still want cuddles when they fall or when they’re tired, but they stop being the constant cuddlers they…