Silly Helps – (Revised) – Ideas to Help Your Child Get to School With Less “Fuss”

as seen on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.com Lillian and her 1st grade daughter, Nora, visited Parents Helping Parents a few times when Nora was having a hard time getting to school on time. Their
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A Great Reward is Play Time with YOU!

If parents want to reward and/or encourage children’s cooperative behavior one excellent incentive is engaging play time with mom and/or dad. Examples from parents I have talked to recently are: “If you leave the house
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Parents Need Sleep

Parents rarely get enough sleep but a tired mom or dad is often a less loving and effective one. As hard as it may be to sort through, it is important for parents to get
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Toilet Training a Three Year Old

as seen in Brooklyn Family Magazine and on NYParenting.com Dear Sharon, We have a 3 1/2 year old and are having some difficulty getting him to toilet train. Do you have any words of wisdom?
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Silly Helps

Lillian and her 1st grade daughter, Nora, came to see me a few times when Nora was having a hard time getting to school on time. Their mornings had turned into a stream of fruitless
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Youngest Siblings

The youngest person in a family is often overshadowed by everyone else’s skills, movements and opinions. Mom and dad can make an effort to listen and respond attentively to their little one’s ideas and thoughts
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Helping a Child with Hitting, Biting or other Aggressive Behavior

As seen on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.com Aggressive behavior usually happens because a child is over stimulated or overwhelmed in some way either before or during a difficult incident. For example, aggression can increase
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When Children Hit

Many children go through periods of hitting. Hitting is often a sign that a little one is juggling more than they can handle even when a parent doesn’t know what is upsetting their child.

Handling Increased Day Care Hours with a 20 month old

as seen on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.com This weekend I visited some friends who are the proud parents of a 20 month old. Until now they have managed to maintain a work schedule that
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Sudden Outbursts from Children

When children have unexpected outbursts it can mean that an underlying worry or stress is not being shared with mom or dad. The real or imagined strain stays hidden until it can’t stay inside any
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