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Staying with DD until she falls asleep....

DD was always great about going to sleep by herself in her crib. She now sleeps in her own full siz...

Moms of Toddlers

Tooth brushing

How long did you/are you waiting to switch to flouride toothpaste? Do you use a baby toothpaste, or...

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hi everyone

my name is sarah and i have 2 daughters. athena is 1 1/2 yrs and vivian is 7 mos. i look forward to...

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best remedies to help severe diaper rash?

Keegan just got off a round of antibiotics (to treat for diarrhea). he still has the diarrhea but no...

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My 3 year still uses a pacifier HELP!

Any good ideas on how to get my little man to let go of his pacifier?!?! :( I was hoping he would g...

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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

When toddlers bite other children

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

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?” » Read more

Toddler Tantrums: Dealing with Tantrums in Public

You may think that there’s nothing worse than your toddler’s tantrums, until your toddler has one in public. Then you have to manage not only an out-of-control child, but also the disapproving and not-so-sympathetic stares of strangers. » Read more