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Ask The Parent Coach: Clean Room Not A Teen Priority

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I'm about ready to give up on my teen's messy bedroom. His idea of a "clean room" is quite different from mine. This has been an ongoing argument between us and is causing a lot of tension. I take pride in our home, and I expect him to at least take care of his own belongings.
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Ask The Parent Coach: How Can I Get My Toddler To Keep Her Diaper On?

By Jan Roberts

Hi, My daughter is almost 16 months. She is very active and she is now into pulling her diaper off ALL the time. I know all kids go through this stage but what do I do about it and how can I get her to keep it on? I bought her a potty and am starting to teach her how to use it but she would rather just
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Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I took our sick cat to the vet recently, and was not expecting the outcome. She had to be put to sleep. My children, ages 5 and 7, were very shocked and upset when they heard the news after school. I'm trying to help them with this loss, but they are somewhat angry at me. How can
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Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I took our sick cat to the vet recently, and was not expecting the outcome. She had to be put to sleep. My children, ages 5 and 7, were very shocked and upset when they heard the news after school. I'm trying to help them with this loss, but they are somewhat angry at me. How can
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Music Lessons For Children

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, We have a very musical kindergarten daughter who is chomping at the bit to start piano lessons. We do not have a piano, so this would be a big investment. We are unsure if this is too early, or if she would actually stick with it. What do you say? Signed, Parents of a "Prodigy"
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TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about. The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant. Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" The effort that parents
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TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about. The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant. Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" The effort that parents
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