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Aggressive Toddlers: Bullies In Training?

By Nancy Da Silva

The world can be a scary place for little ones. Everyone and almost everything is bigger than they are. They have no real control over where they go or what they do. Some children are shy and intimidated by the world around them so they become withdrawn. With age and guidance, most kids come out of their
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Dealing With a Clingy Toddler

By JustMommies staff

If you have a 15- to 23-month-old, you may find yourself occasionally needing to explain to your friends, “No, I haven’t grown a third leg. That’s just my toddler.” Some toddlers are gleeful about their newfound ability to walk and can’t wait to break free from mom and dad. But others alternate
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Outsmarting Your Toddler – Best Discipline Strategies

By Nancy Da Silva

Parents who are afraid of disciplining their children and saying ‘no’ are creating a society of little terrors and down right brats. Then these same parents bemoan the breakdown of society. Are these little terrors who they don’t dare say ‘no’ to so their children’s precious creativity isn’t
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Toddler Bullies: Taking The ‘Play’ Out Of Playtime

By Nancy Da Silva

We all remember the schoolyard bully. Sometimes we were on the receiving end of their taunts and aggression, sometimes we watched as they teased someone else. Hopefully once we get older we no longer have to deal with bullies. But what happens when the bullying is now happening to our children and well
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When toddlers bite other children

By Elizabeth Pantley

A worried mother asks, “Today at our play group my son BIT my friend’s daughter! My friend acted like it was a normal childhood problem, and told me not to worry about it, but I’m horrified! Why did my son do this? How can I prevent it from happening again?” Learn about it Your friend has obviously
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Best Friends Or Bitter Enemies: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

By Nancy Da Silva

When you bring your first child home from the hospital, the whole family is abuzz with joy and anticipation. The first smile, first word, first step are all milestones that make your baby the center of attention. He revels in learning exactly what it will take to make his parents light up and shower
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How to Survive a Trip to the Grocery Store When you Have Young Kids

By Stacy DeBroff

Buying groceries is one of constant task for us Moms, and we often lack anyone at home to watch our baby or toddler. Thus, trips to the store can turn into a huge headache if your kids are in tow and are grabbing every box of cookies they see and complaining about everything you put into the cart. Or
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Interrupting

By Elizabeth Pantley

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. What’s surprising to learn is that they do it because they always get a response from you when they do! They’ve learned that you are willing to stop
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Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

By Elizabeth Pantley

If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own version of these behaviors – every parent has to deal with them! Controlling their emotions Most often these behaviors
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The Discipline Quiz: True of False

By Chick Moorman

Do you have a well thought-out discipline system in place in your family? Most parents don’t. Often parents simply discipline the way they themselves were disciplined. Some choose to do just the opposite and pick a discipline style that is contrary to how they were raised. The discipline techniques
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