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Potty Training

3-year-old son- aversion to underwear

Last night we had some nice steps forward with potty training- two pees on the potty (one in potty,...

Potty Training

Questions and answers for those moms facing potty training problem

Today I had the pleasure to speak with a world renowned potty training expert by the name of Carol...

Moms of Toddlers

Fever from teething?

Hi moms! My 14.5 month old cameDown with a fever two days ago and still has no other symptoms. We we...

Moms of Toddlers

Question for Moms with light eyed little ones!

I know that most Caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes that take a few weeks to change into...

Potty Training

Help with 3 1/2 year old!!!

Hello there,I have been trying to potty train my 3 1/2 year old daughter now for almost a year. She...

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Your Tattling Toddler

By Nancy Da Silva

Think of the biggest gossip in your group of friends. If you can’t pick one out, chances are it’s you. If you were to trace that person back to their childhood, there’d be a pretty good possibility that they were a notorious tattle tale. People gossip and children tattle for pretty much the same reasons. It gains them attention and makes them feel important. » 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

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

The Four Parts to Discipline

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

From The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill) by Elizabeth Pantley » Read more

The Discipline Quiz: True of False

By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, www.personalpowerpress.com

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. » Read more

Interrupting

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

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 what you’re doing to answer them. » Read more

How to Survive a Trip to the Grocery Store When you Have Young Kids

By Stacy DeBroff, www.momcentral.com

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. » Read more

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 him with affection. » Read more