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Parenting can be hard and confusing as well as joyful and very rewarding! Below are short articles to help you navigate the ups and downs. We will publish new articles regularly. Please click on the title of the post to read the whole article!

 

 

 
Separation Anxiety and School
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Whether your little one is just starting school, making the transition to a new classroom or transitioning to a full day, back to school can cause significant stress for the entire family. The good news is that you are not alone. Back to school anxiety isn’t a new phenomenon and thanks your teachers and the internet there are all kinds of strategies to help parents with crying at drop-off...

Toddlers by Christmas tree
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The holiday season is upon us and if you are a parent, you know that the holidays can bring both joys and challenges. For young children, the holidays are exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. With all the new experiences, new people and unexpected events, their behavior sometimes is a bit unexpected too...

Discipline: Logical Consequences That Work (Part 2)
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While the concept of using logical consequences as a form of positive discipline with your kids may sound simple in theory, coming up with creative consequences in the heat of the moment can be tough...

Discipline: Logical Consequences That Work (Part 1)
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Whether you subscribe to blogs about motherhood, purchase parenting magazines and books on the regular, or engage in conversations with other moms and dads at school drop-off and pick-up, you’ve probably heard buzzwords like 'positive discipline,' 'positive parenting,' and 'natural and logical consequences' floating around more and more lately...

Toddler girl playing with toys
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“Stop it!” “Don’t do that!” As a parent you might find yourself using these word and phrases more often when your child begins to make their own choices. What if, rather than telling your child what they can’t do, you tell them what they can do?...

Child biting his fingers
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Is your child struggling with biting? Do you feel unsure on what to do or how to handle this very common behavior? Don’t worry, you are not alone and many parents have felt the same way or have been in the same situation... 

Helping Kids Cope
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After disturbing incidents like shootings, terrorist attacks, riots and natural disasters, feelings of panic and fear increase. As adults grapple with how to move forward in the aftermath these events, it's important to help kids and teens process them, too...

How to Calm Your Nerves with Food
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By practicing mindful eating, you can calm the minds and bodies of your children. Improve your household’s mental and physical wellbeing by making healthy food choices. We’re here to help you figure out which foods to serve and which to avoid...

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