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DEC 2008 momma

Hey ladies! I know i was always kinda a lurker, but, have any of you noticed your DDC stickie is gon...

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Toddler "Witching Hour" ?

Anyone else dealing with this? Abbi goes to daycare 3 days a week. I can see being overtired and ta...

October 2012 Playroom

Fun Activities for Toddlers

Let's list fun activities for our toddlers to do! -Aquarium -Zoo -Park (try out a new park each tim...

October 2012 Playroom

Old members?

Hi girls, Can anyone update us here on any of the older members?I often think about some of them and...

October 2012 Playroom

Lunch ideas

I feel like I'm struggling with lunch for Elijah. What do your LO's eat for lunch everyday?...

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A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life?

By Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., Author of "The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting"

The strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life. » Read more

TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about.  The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant.  Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" » Read more

Crybaby: Is Your Child Too Sensitive?

By Nancy Da Silva

Teasing is usually a normal part of childhood. Some of it can be good natured ribbing between friends and some of it can also be down right cruel. We all remember those nasty days of bullies in the schoolyard, of people who seem to get their jollies by putting us down and if they brought us to tears? Mission accomplished. » Read more

Triumphing Over Tantrums

Before you had kids you probably witnessed an out of control child having a temper tantrum at the store. More than likely you thought or said, "If that was my child, I would ______". Well now here you are with children of your own dealing with these exact situations. Temper tantrums are a normal part of life with toddlers and preschoolers. » Read more

Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night:   » Read more

Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What we can do is teach our children how to handle their frustration and anger in appropriate ways. » Read more

Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution » Read more

Dealing with Your Child's Separation Anxiety

By Audrey Morris

Separation anxiety is a normal part of a baby's development, and nearly all children will experience it to some degree during their toddler and pre-school years. Your baby will likely show symptoms of anxiety (crying, screaming, struggling, clinging, fear of others) when you leave him or her at daycare, with a babysitter, or even when you leave the room. » Read more

'Bear' Necessities: Teddy Bears and Unique Bear Toys & Gear for Kids

By Inhabitots

Smarter than the average bear, the colorful Kumanokoido teddy bears shown above really do provide the bare necessities for people living in Mali in a community called Dogon. » Read more

Love and Logic: A Low-Stress Approach to Parenting

Bringing up kids to become well-adjusted, highly effective people—and having fun while doing it—can be challenging, but also can take a low-stress approach. This approach requires using, and teaching, the right balance of love and good judgment. » Read more