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Understanding Power Struggles With Your Child – Parents Article

Children and adults both have a need for control—you’ve seen it when your toddler demanded the red cup instead of the green one you offered, or when your teenager didn’t listen to your advice about wearing protective gear while skateboarding. The topic of power struggles has come up frequently in our One-2-One virtual chats with parents. We all are feeling anxious about what the future holds as we wait out this pandemic. Even children, who are primarily unaware of what’s…

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Tips for Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 1 – Parents Article

Whether you have a 1-month old, 1-year old, or 10-year old, chances are you are currently parenting very differently than you were mere weeks ago before schools were closed, events were cancelled, and you were asked to practice social distancing. Parenting under a pandemic is uncharted territory for pretty much all of us. It’s not like a “snow day,” or “summer break” where you can fill your days with park playdates, trips to the pool, or overnights at Grandma’s. There…

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Counting Stars: Ways to help toddlers who resist sleep – Parents Article

Count yourself among the rare and lucky if you are a parent of a toddler who willingly—maybe even eagerly—hops right into bed for a peaceful night’s sleep, because most families with toddlers experience bedtime challenges. In fact, it’s part of the delightful package called toddlerhood! It’s so common, that it’s estimated that one in three children under the age of 5 either takes a long time to fall asleep; refuses to go to their bed; cries at bedtime; gets out…

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My Go-To Parenting Books Part Two – Parents Article

In part two of this blog, I’m giving you my go-to toddler & child behaviour parenting books. I’m giving you a little run down on each one and their main messages. This is not a definitive list and there are many many more books that I have read and own in my vast collection. This list is the most helpful list from my point of view. The boring as bat$3it books are not on this list and believe me there…

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The tattoo I got at age 21 was the only parenting advice I needed – Parents Article

Photo: iStock Photo When I was 21, I walked into a tattoo studio in downtown Toronto on a grey spring day to keep an appointment with a man in a sparkly electric-blue apron. It took roughly half an hour for him to ink the best parenting advice I’ve ever received across the inside of my left wrist. Back then, starting a family couldn’t have been further from my mind. I was a single university student with a part-time job selling…

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Encouraging Independent Play – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Preschoolers and their parents lead busy lives. There are pretend cakes to bake; dolls and stuffies with “boo boos” that need mending; and grocery shopping to do for the play kitchen. As fun as these games are for kids, there are very real tasks that all parents need to get done during the day—and it’s not easy when you are your preschooler’s all-time favorite playmate. Sometimes your child can “help” you with tasks, such as setting the table and matching…

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How To Do Disney While Potty Training – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sharing is caring!If you have young kids then your Disney World planning might need to include some information on how to do Disney while potty training. The potty training process is different for every kid. For some kids it can take a long time. Others might catch on quickly, but they can still be thrown off by things such as a vacation. If your child is anywhere in that potty training process when you head to Walt Disney World it’s…

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Happy Fourth Birthday by Debbie Oberlander | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Happy Fourth Birthday by Debbie Oberlander Four years ago today, I held my beautiful little boy for the first time.  The nurse escorted me to the operating room at noon for a scheduled c-section, and by 12:45 I had become a mother. I felt the warm skin and tender breath of my son, as his grandma held him to my chest.  Amazed at how quickly and efficiently the delivery took place, I reflected that in less time than I have…

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Daddy Makes A Mud Kitchen – Parenting Twins Article

Gav and I have been joking around about making one of these for a while. To be honest I didn’t think he was remotely capable 😂 With all the deliveries we have had recently, we had a few spare palettes hanging around, so he thought it was worth a go! He started off by cutting one in half. One side would be the kitchen top, and then other was separated into pieces to fill in the gaps. Then the 4 cut off…

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How to convince a 3-year-old to answer in the minority language? – Parents Article

  Hello I’m British, living in France for the past 13 years. I speak French to my French husband, and we have two girls, a 3-year-old and a new-born. Our 3-year-old was a late speaker (first words at 17 months) and I am the only person who speaks English to her regularly. I am terrified she is going to become or is becoming, a passive bilingual. She understands everything I say to her, but always replies in French. I always…

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