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Playdates at home are a disaster

Hi there fellow mums, my son almost 4 years old plays up whenever we have a playdate at our home. He...

October 2012 Playroom

Photos!

So, I know, I promised these weeks ago, but here they are! Go here for the full album: We a...

October 2012 Playroom

Updates

Post what you have been up to here! I miss everyone!...

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Chores

What are some chores that your kids do? I'm trying to come up with chores that Ethan does on a regul...

2011 Playroom

OT - Anybody have a memory foam mattress?

We are in the market for a new mattress and may consider one of those memory mattresses. It looks h...

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6 Tools to Help You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

By Audrey Morris

As a parent, are you a yeller? Most parents understand that yelling at their kids does not really accomplish anything. We know that there are probably some better forms of communication and more effective ways to accomplish our goals. But, did you know that yelling is also bad for our kids? » Read more

Childhood Grief: Help Your Kids Deal with Death

By Alicia Purdy

You can't shield your kids from the tragedies that life may bring them, even though you want to. Unfortunately, some kids experience death in their lives well before they should. Walking through a death experience matures kids faster than they deserve. » Read more

How to Get Your Child to Listen

By Audrey Morris

As parents, we can get incredibly frustrated when our children do not listen to us. A three-year-old might continue crashing toy cars while his sister naps, an eight-year-old might not get dressed soon enough to make it to school on time, or your 13-year-old might not put the trash out. » 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

Child’s Play: Teaching Your Child Social Skills

Kids don’t always play fair. It is a fact of life that your child may at some point be picked on or feel left out, but take heart – when your child encounters difficult social dynamics it can actually be a good teaching opportunity for you and an invaluable learning experience for your child. » Read more

6 Alternatives to Spanking

When you’re out running errands with your children, do you find yourself at your wit’s end if they start begging for every toy or candy within reach? You’ve said “no” a dozen times, yet the pleading gets worse—until a full meltdown occurs. » Read more

7 Eco-Friendly Clocks For Kids In Time For Daylight Savings

By Inhabitots

Temperatures are cooling off and sundown is creeping up faster -- which means daylight savings time is around the corner. This year, we "fall back" on Sunday November 4, 2012 at 2:00am in the United States. With that in mind, we've rounded up 7 of our favorite eco-friendly time keepers for kids' rooms that you can get in time to turn back the hands of the clock. » Read more

My Kids are Out of Control: 8 Steps to Changing Your Kids' Behavior

Having well behaved children is a desire for almost every parent. We may not want our children to be perfect little “Stepford” children, but nobody wants to be the parent of a defiant, rebellious, out of control child. If your child has turned into a mouthy kid who doesn’t listen to you, you may think it’s too late to get him under control, but here are 8 steps to changing your kids’ behavior.