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When A 6-Year-old Washes Dishes

    When my 6-year-old asked if he could do the dishes, I decided to shush the part of me that was going to thank him kindly and offer a more age-appropriate chore to help out with. Why not reinforce … Continue reading

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20 Tips For Helping Kids Choose To Eat Fruits & Veggies

We want our kids to make healthy food choices, but the day-to-day reality of teaching them to do this can be a challenge. There are lots of healthy recipes and ideas out there for kids, yet they are often drawn to less healthy options. Here … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Ice-Cream

What better way to spend quality time with your little one than making ice cream? It is quick and easy, perfect for young attention spans, and the end result is a delicious sweet treat! You can make your own ice cream … Continue reading

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Composting With Kids

Composting is a sustainable practice that can provide important nutrients to your garden and improve soil structure. The compost itself comes from organic material such as food and yard waste that has been decomposed and recycled as fertilizer and soil … Continue reading

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Rewards Vs. Bribes

Some parents have a hard time with rewarding their children for good behavior because they feel it is no different than bribery. Many also worry that their child will not learn to behave appropriately for the ‘right’ reasons or that … Continue reading

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Talking to Your Child About School Violence and Tragedy

In the wake of recent school violence, images and detailed accounts are all over the media. We want to shelter our children from such harsh and incomprehensible realities, but are they going to find out anyway? Perhaps it is better … Continue reading

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The Magic of Christmas

Is My Child Too Old to Believe in Santa Claus? Of course not! Enjoy this time and re-experience the magical moments of Christmas through your child’s eyes! It is a great way to de-stress and put things back into perspective … Continue reading

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Time With Your Child

Build a warm, trusting relationship with your child by sharing undivided attention, interaction, and communication together on your child’s terms! Continue reading

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IS Your Child Ready For Chores?

Sometimes it’s hard enough to get our own stuff done each day, let alone find the time to set up and follow through with a chore schedule for our children! So is it really necessary to require them to perform … Continue reading

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Teaching Time-Out to a 2-Year-Old

In the beginning it’s bewildering to imagine how your 2-year-old could be placed in a time-out area and stay there. But it IS possible! The trick is to teach your child to go to time-out when they don’t actually need … Continue reading

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