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Help for the child who won’t dress for the weather

Help for the child who won’t dress for the weather

On this side of the door, it’s pretty cozy. On the other side of the door, you see snowflakes whirling down the street, and the weather report warns of a deep freeze. The sun is shining, but there are ice crystals in the air. “I’m fine, I don’t...
Rock Your Family’s Morning Routine

Rock Your Family’s Morning Routine

Let me tell you a story about what my mornings used to be like: It’s a typical weekday morning. I’m trying to be cheerful, but I’m looking at the clock. The dreaded school-time transition is just around the corner. In five minutes, we need to put on...
Help! My child refuses to follow the rules

Help! My child refuses to follow the rules

Rules are THE WORST, right? If you ask your child if they love “rules,” they will probably give you a look as if you’ve just offered them a bowl full of squirmy bugs. Who likes rules? (Okay, some children actually do say they like rules, and they...
How to choose a CALM-DOWN strategy that actually works

How to choose a CALM-DOWN strategy that actually works

How do you help a hot-tempered child calm down? Why does logic fly out the window, along with all the calm-down toys and fidget toys you offer? Why don’t kind words or reasonable consequences seem to make any difference when your child is melting down? Why do...

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