First Day of School Worries? Here’s How to Help…

First Day of School Worries? Here’s How to Help…

If your child is starting school for the first time, or starting in a new school or with a new teacher, they might be feeling a bit worried right now. Here are some ideas to make the transition easier (for both of you!) If your child is anxious, talk about it. Ask...

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Your Guide To An Easier Daycare Transition

“When are you going back to work?” well-meaning friends and family want to know. Half of them assume you are going to be devastated to be away from your baby- the other half laugh that they bet you can’t wait to start the daycare transition. The truth? Could be...

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2 Surprising Rules To Stop Sibling Fighting

Do you want to reduce sibling fighting? Try this: Your kids don’t have to share and they don’t have to play together. When I share these guidelines with parents they are often surprised. We want our children to be generous and learn how to share. We want our children...

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Staying Close To Your Tweens and Teens

Yesterday I was dropping my 10 year old daughter off after an appointment. She needed to cross a busy city and I was nervous so I coached her, “Don’t forget to look both ways. Wait for the signal.” She cut me off with a “Mom! I’m not a baby. You don’t have to say...

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What You Need To Know Before You Have Another Baby

Many parents are caught off guard by how hard it can be when they add to their family. It doesn’t have to be! If you can make this transition a smooth one, life will feel easier and you will be laying the foundations for a great sibling relationship. Here’s what you...

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When Kids Just Want More Stuff at the Holidays

As parents we want our kids to feel the magic of the season and the spirit of giving but they just want MORE STUFF! And when they get the stuff? Tears and meltdowns and “It’s not fair!” when it’s all over. How can we help our children appreciate the giving as well as...

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7 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress in Your Family

Holiday concerts, travel, school vacation, parties, relatives visiting, late nights, too much sugar = holiday stress! Messed up routines and and holiday overwhelm can really turn our families upside down. The busyness and overwhelm at this time of year can...

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The Real Lesson of Consequences

Using consequences to teach kids a lesson does teach them a lesson. The lesson is that they can’t come to us or count on us when they make a mistake or mess up. Let’s fast forward in time a bit and talk teenagers. My friend, Holly, and I were talking the other day...

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