I recently had an AHA moment about keeping my word with my child that made me realize I had some work to do!  I needed to figure out how to do what I say I’m going to do. I’ve always taken pride in the….
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Santa brought our boys Maltipoos for Christmas.  Yes, they EACH got a puppy.  Many parents ask me how it is going and whether or not I recommend getting a puppy for a toddler and preschooler.  What parents want me to tell them is if….
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How much thought have you given to the research on self-fulfilling prophecy? This research can be significant in your parenting.  You see, we buy into a story.  How we live and the decisions we make in our life are a result of the story….
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Why is it that Sunday morning can turn into the most chaotic morning of the week when you would think it’s supposed to be the one filled with the most love? After several years of being a parent, I was tired of arriving to….
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  I love you signals are a great way to connect with your child in a way other than verbally. In my experience, my child beams when they see me make our I love you sign from across the room. I want to encourage….
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Call me crazy, but I do not believe in using negative language such as “Terrible Twos” or the “Terribler Threes” to describe toddlers.  Whatever you send into the universe must come back.  When you put a positive out, you will get a positive back.  Equally,….
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I’m not sure when Peggy O’Mara said, “The way we talk to our child becomes their inner voice.” The quote is viral on the parenting front.  When I first read this, I honestly thought, “Geez, another responsibility.”  I know that our words can’t be….
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What comes to mind when you think about a child having good behavior?  How about bad behavior?  You may visualize scenes that have played out in your own household.  Unfortunately, labeling children good kids or bad kids is very socially acceptable and part of….
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In 2011, the Journal of Neuroscience published a study on the impact of too many varied objects in a child’s field of view, and the effect it has on their ability to focus. Lack of focus leads to slowed learning in toddlers. Clutter can….
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