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Time-Out Mistakes

Taking a time-out is many parents’ go-to punishment when their child is acting up. Have you ever noticed that sometimes it simply does not work? Parents often make mistakes that can reduce the success of time-outs. Here’s what not to do: Giving Attention Did you know that the term “time-out” was originally short for “time-out […]

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Disciplining a Toddler

Effective discipline is one of the most frustrating parenting tasks as children test boundaries day after day. Yes, discipline helps children learn not to engage in aggressive, dangerous, or inappropriate behavior, but the responsibility falls on the parent as well. It is the parent’s job to follow through with consequences when set rules are broken. […]

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Toddler Parenting Tips

The toddler stage can feel like a battlefield. Your child is happy-go-lucky one minute and having a tantrum the next. Every parent experiences this and it can surely be stressful. Here’s what pediatricians recommend: Let Go of Rules During the toddler years, children are working on becoming more independent. If you lay out too many […]

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Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Toddlers

Halloween is many children’s favorite holiday: buckets full of candy, fun costumes, spooky decorations, pumpkin carving, and more. All that fun can go down the drain with a costume that doesn’t fit quite right or a belly ache from too much candy. For an enjoyable Halloween, follow these tips: Choose the Right Costume Simple costumes […]

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Traveling with Young Ones

Traveling with a toddler can be a huge challenge, especially if you have a long drive ahead of you. The young ones need entertainment and attention, but providing it is nearly impossible when you have to keep your eyes on the road. These tips should help you survive that long trip ahead: Separation If you […]

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Positive Strategies for Difficult Behavior

Handling difficult toddler behavior can be a huge stressor. It can attract stares in public places, push back prior plans, and even stop an outing in its tracks. There are many ways to handle these tough situations, so here are a few tips that may help: Set Expectations on Behavior Setting expectations ahead of time […]

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Sleep Tips for Your Toddler

When it comes to your toddler, sleep plays a role in everything: their health, growth, tantrums, learning, etc. When your child isn’t sleeping, you probably aren’t either. This lack of sleep can affect the whole family because sleep deprivation can truly mess with your mood. Follow these tips to help improve your child’s sleep, and […]

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Teaching Your Toddler to Share

When your toddler is playing with other children, you will often hear “Mine!” or see small squabbles happen over toys that each child wants to play with. This is very common in children, and they just need a little guidance and support to learn how to share. Here’s how you can help: Share With Your […]

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Staying Healthy in School

Staying healthy is one of the most important parts of a child’s success in school. These tips are fit for students of all ages, whether they are graduating high school or just starting kindergarten. If you are a parent, pass these tips along to your children to ensure a productive academic year. Wash Your Hands […]

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Practical Chores for Toddlers

Most children are mobile and have a basic vocabulary by 15 months, so it is a great time to get them involved in daily tasks. If a certain chore seems to be too much, you can always work to ease your child into it. There are multiple ways to incorporate early childhood education into everyday […]

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