Parenting Gradeschool Kids

How to Use Time-Outs Effectively

By Alicia Purdy

Time-outs aren't a kid's favorite part of growing up, but they are all but inevitable as your child learns to navigate the boundaries you've set. While some kids will stay put and cry or yell, others will simply get up and walk away. Not sponsored content
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Physical Symptoms of Bullying

We all know what a bully is? And as parents we worry about our children being bullied. Bullying not only has effects on children's mental well-being, it can also cause physical symptoms. If you've noticed a change in your child's mood or behavior or suspect that he might be being bullied, the first thing you should do is talk to your child.
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The Problems with 123 Parenting

1-2-3 Parenting is a parenting method based on the book 123 Magic by Dr. Tom Phelan. The book teaches an easy-to-follow technique for discipline that involves counting three to either get a child to stop an unwanted behavior or start a desired behavior.
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Why Routines and Structure Are Important for Kids

Jackie Kennedy once said, "The only routine with me is no routine at all."
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How to Unspoil Your Child

By Alicia Purdy

Admitting your child is spoiled isn't easy. But if you have come to the point where you realize your child has become spoiled, you're halfway to recovery already. Many parents aren't willing to admit they have a spoiled child, because it reflects poorly on them as parents. However, it's best to deal with it early and move forward.
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5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

By Alicia Purdy

Remember the old adage, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?" What about this one? "I'm rubber, you're glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you."
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Time-Out Tactics and Alternatives: When Your Child Refuses to go in Time-Out

By Alicia Purdy

Every parent likes to secretly think that their sweetheart is just a wee bit smarter, cuter and better behaved than the neighbor's kid, but then reality hits. The day your little darling kicks, bites, yells, throws things (maybe even at you!), and gets into general mischief, you realize that you'll need to take disciplinary action after all.
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Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for Kids

Your child may not talk to you about stress. That's because children usually don't know what stress is or how to verbalize when they are experiencing it. You may not be aware of the stress your child is feeling, but your child may manifest it in ways that you can see. You may notice behavior problems, your child being more moody or irritable, crying easily or having problems sleeping.
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6 Things to Do with Your Kids on a Snowy Day

By Alicia Purdy

Picture this scenario: it's snowing outside and your kids can't think of what to do. As a parent, you probably remember what it was like to be a child who did not live in a technologically-driven age--the outdoors were your escape and helped fuel your imagination.
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8 Reasons Parents Should Put Down the Cell Phone

According to parenting coach Toni Schutta, parents spend an average of 11 hours a day using electronic devices. All of these hours add up to time that is taken away from children.
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