Help, My Child Won’t Walk – Stuck in a Stroller

As seen on NYParenting.com Dear Sharon, My son is five and he still wants to be pushed in a stroller. We want him to walk and try to leave it at home but he throws
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Losing Your Temper

All parents lose their tempers when trying to communicate with their children. If you can find a way to give yourself time to think before responding it can help. Even counting to ten or stepping
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Parents Sometimes Say Too Much – An Expanded Common Sense Tip

It can be helpful for parents to say their ideas in as few words as possible. A short, clear explanation is often easier for children of all ages to understand and remember. Many times, especially
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Handling Worrisome Statements from Children

A dad I was talking to, Ian, often walked Tia, the younger of his 2 daughters, to school and put her to bed at night. As he often worked long hours he was happy to
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Correcting Children/Picking Your Battles – An Expanded Common Sense Tip

There are many things that need to happen every day to help home life run smoothly. Everyone in a family has places to go, tasks to do and/or contributions to make to keep things in
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Helping an Angry Tween

Laura was 11, her younger brother, Aaron, was 8. Her family was going through a challenging economic period and there was plenty of stress at home. Laura, like many oldest siblings, was particularly affected by
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Parents Sometimes Say Too Much

It can be helpful for parents to say their ideas in as few words as possible. A short, clear explanation is often easier for children of all ages to understand and remember.

Correcting Children

Children can only absorb a small number of suggestions and corrections each day. Things can go well if parents offer help with one thing at a time, waiting until that issue is resolved before offering
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Rewarding Children

Rewards work best when they are: 1. not used too often 2. tied to one specific, well defined goal 3. not too hard to obtain 4. children feel proud and happy when they accomplish the
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Staying Calm with An Active Child

Alisa and Ivan’s son, Henry, was a child who loved to move and hated to sit still. He was happiest when playing outdoors. Running, swimming, and bike or scooter riding were some of his favorite
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