Tips to Dealing with Acting-Out Behavior

by Rita Brhel on July 12, 2011

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Earlier this year, I attended a day session put on by the Appelbaum Training Institute. The purpose of this session was to train childcare providers, but it gave some great tips for parents, too, in dealing with acting-out behavior from their toddlers and preschoolers. Read this article from Editor Rita Brhel on The Attached Family online magazine at

Also, this week…

School-Age Children and the Family Bed

“But you don’t have to sleep alone!” Kyle protests to his mom when she suggests he sleeps in his own room. Family bedrooms are increasingly becoming common in Western societies, thanks to the Attachment Parenting movement that recognizes that babies and toddlers are not developmentally ready to sleep on their own for the first few years of life. However, Kyle is seven years old. The prevalence of family bedrooms among families with school-age children has not been studied, let alone talked about, but the trend is growing. Canadian parenting educator Judy Arnall continues on The Attached Family online magazine at

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Rita Brhel (138 Posts)

Rita Brhel, CLC, API Leader, is the Publications Coordinator for Attachment Parenting International. She also works as a WIC Breastfeeding Counselor at Hastings, Nebraska, USA, and is a freelance agricultural journalist. She lives with her husband and 3 children on a sustainable family farm. She enjoys crocheting, listening to music, photography, reading biographies, being with nature, volunteering with 4-H, and singing at church.

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