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May 31, 2011

The Importance of Making Mistakes So often, as parents, we try to prevent our kids from making mistakes. We issue warnings, reach out to help, or just do a job ourselves because we don’t want the hassle of fixing a mistake like a spill, fall, or ill-thought decision. But making mistakes is valuable and necessary […]

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Embracing Positive Discipline’s Challenges

April 25, 2011

Positive discipline doesn’t come instinctively for many people. In fact, that’s why most parents undertake positive discipline in the first place; they want to change their current instincts about raising children. They want to break the cycle of using traditional discipline methods that compromise the parent-child relationship, and they are forging their way in a […]

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10 Ways to Gently Respond When Children Say “I Can’t!”

October 2, 2010

Our son, Kieran, has been struggling with a bout of the “I cannot’s” lately. “I cannot take my shirt off, you do it mama.” “I cannot ride my scooter! I cannot!” “I cannot glue the ribbon on.” At first, I tried to isolate the problem: Am I asking him to do too much? His “can’ts” […]

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Does My Baby Need Routine Sleep Time?

September 13, 2010

Q: I get a lot of advice that babies and children do better if they have a routine way of doing everything, especially sleep time. Personally, it is very challenging for me to enforce a sleep time on my baby. How important is it to have schedules and routines for sleep, food, or other activities? […]

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