Cell Phones and Parenting

Cell phones are a great resource for parents but they can also understandably distract moms and dads from offering consistent periods of uninterrupted communication, fun and loving contact to their children. As many families today
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Does Making Your Child Feel Guilty about Negative Behavior Help?

“You hurt me when you do that.” “When your sister grows up she will hate herself because you’re so mean to her.” “You are making me so sad right now.” These are examples of phrases
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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Setting Limits

Here are three things to keep in mind when setting a limit for your child: 1. stay calm – tension usually breeds more tension. 2. use as few words as possible to explain your idea
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4 Ideas that Can Help Establish Smooth Bedtime Routines

Getting children to bed in a timely way can be a challenge. Here are four ideas that can help.

“Losing it” with your Child

It is important to remember that you are not the only parent who has “lost it” with their child. As all moms and dads handle the complex tasks involved in raising a family it is
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One Idea that can Help When Correcting Children

Most moms and dads react to a child’s challenging behavior when it shows up, they often find themselves repeating the same correction again and again. When legitimate frustration grows it can help when parents find
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A Few Ideas for Parents Who Want to be Less Angry at Their Child

1. (the most difficult but most useful idea) Identify and try to resolve any underlying issues that affect parent and/or child and contribute to frayed nerves. 2. Remember to listen to some favorite piece of
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The Value of Family Meetings

Family meetings can help sort through many issues at home. Here is one format that has often worked well. 1. One person runs the meeting, usually mom or dad. 2. The youngest person speaks first,
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Things to Keep in Mind When Saying “No.”

When to say no and when to let things go is one of the most complicated parts of parenting. Here are some ideas that can help. 1. Use the word “no” wisely, pick your battles.
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Help, My 10 Year Old Won’t Sleep Alone

as seen in Brooklyn Family Magazine and on NYParenting.com Dear Sharon, Our 10 year old is having trouble going to sleep alone in his room. What should we do? He comes into our bed a
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