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October 2012 Playroom

Update from me.

No, baby is not due yet. I wish! LOL I will be 33 weeks this Thursday. They will be inducing right...

October 2012 Playroom

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2011 Playroom

Yearly cardiologist visit

Izzy had her yearly cardiologist visit last week--no changes! I like to hear that :) She's holding...

May 2012 Playroom

Biting

Anybody's May baby gone through a biting phase. Jacob has never been a biter but there is another k...

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First time school bus rider.....worried

Okay so I'm starting to get freaked out about my daughter riding the school bus. She will be in pres...

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Parenting Is Not About Kids, It’s About Parents

By Hal Edward Runkel, www.screamfree.com

Excerpted from Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel Copyright © 2007 by Hal Edward Runkel. » Read more

Handling Unwanted Advice

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” » Read more

Teaching Manners to Kids

It may seem seem like a "no-brainer" to teach your child please and thank you, but these and other simple courtesies seem to be going by the wayside. Teaching manners will not only help you have a happier home, it will help your child with making friendships, classroom behavior, and one day in the distant future manners will help your child in the work place as well. » Read more

Dealing with Common Childhood Fears

Just about every kid has some kind of fear, whether it’s big barking dogs, monsters under the bed, or noisy and crowded birthday parties. Sometimes the fears are just a passing phase, but sometimes they can grow to be larger than life. How can you help your child calm his or her fears, and how do you know when to seek help? » Read more

Beg, Bargain and Bribe

5 Tips for Turning Bad Habits into Effective Parenting » Read more

Whining: When The Apple Of Your Eye Drives You Bananas

By Nancy Da Silva

You thought you had been through the worst of it once your baby’s colic passed. Nothing could be possibly worse than that, right? Think again. If there is one thing that drives usually sane parents batty it’s the incessant whining of their toddler. » Read more

When Others Try To Discipline Your Child

By Nancy Da Silva

You’re over at someone else’s house and your little one breaks something or throws a tantrum. This person then proceeds to swat your child on the bum or slap their hand. How do you react? » Read more

To Spank Or Not To Spank

By Nancy Da Silva

Mention the issue of spanking and you’ll find most people fall into two very firm camps. You either do or you don’t and there’s usually no wavering on the subject. For some parents, spanking is nothing more than another disciplinary tool, no more out of line than time outs or removing privileges. » Read more

Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky eater. » Read more

Time Out or Time In?

By Patricia Morgan

At a recent seminar a mom asked the speaker, “What am I supposed to do when my child misbehaves? There are dozens of options for influencing children’s behavior and they all hinge on the relationship the parent has with the child, the family rules and the child’s personality, age and capabilities. » Read more