Behavior

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Pacifier Problems and Bragging

  Written by Jeanne Martin   Q: My 2-yr-old is addicted to her pacifier. Any tips on how to wean her of it without causing too much emotional trauma?   A: Oh, that brings ba...
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Paying Attention To Our Kids

Ever notice how as soon as you try to get something done, your child’s behavior seems to fall apart? You’ve probably seen children playing nicely one minute and then you turn your head and the toys are flying. ...

Nighttime Schedules And Picky Eaters

Written by The Parenting Center Q: My 15-month old wants to—and does—go to bed by 7 every night. I’ve shied from taking her to evening activities (dinners with friends, special events, etc) to respect her bedt...
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Manners And Monsters

  Q: It’s getting way past Christmas and my kids still haven’t written their ‘thank you’ notes. How late is too late? A: Just asking that question puts you in an entirely different realm in the gift ...
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Mealtime Manners

  Written by Pat Blackwell, PhD       peas and q’s   Why mealtime manners should be modeled early and often.   Mealtimes are important for many reasons b...
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Mean Friends And Pushing The Smarts

  Written by Jeanne Martin       Q: Some of my friends are doing flash cards with their kids—addition and subtraction, as well as sight words. Their kids are two years ...
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Losing The Third Wheel

Q: Whenever my first grader has the next door neighbor (another first grader) over, that girl’s little sister always tags along. Always. She’s four and annoys my daughter with her whining and inability to sha...

Healthier Diets Yield Better Behavior

Children are dynamic creatures and their development is the product of multiple factors, including innate temperament (nature) and environmental factors such as discipline (nurture). The connection between nutr...

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