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The Power of “Yes”

“Don’t!” “Stop it!” “That’s not okay!” Feeling like a broken record when speaking to your child? Mary Hartzell, early childhood development expert says, injecting more (reasonable) “yeses” in a day will help everyone feel better.

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Hitting, Kicking, Biting, and Hair Pulling

You’re at a play date, and the next thing you know your child has launched a fist into the back of his pal. What now? Author and Parent Educator, Elizabeth Pantley, is here with answers on what to do to help curb childhood aggression.

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A Prescription for Busy Parents – VIDEO

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, President of The Mother Company shares her prescription for “multi-tasking fatigue.” Enter, “Special Time,” a technique all busy Moms should try!

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When Medicating Children Makes Sense

After exploring every other avenue, how do we know when it might be appropriate to look at medication to help our children? Dr. Mani Pavulari offers some insight into this tough decision.

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Bossy Kids

Have a “take-charge” kind of kid? One that controls playground situations, art projects, and, well… Everything? Concerned about who s/he might become? Tammy Gold, parenting coach, sends some solutions to help manage our bossy babes.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Tips to Get Well-Behaved Kids!

The top gift mothers want for mother’s day this year? “Well-behaved children,” according to a recent TMC poll. So as our gift to you, we offer a bunch of parenting tips from top child development experts – with no tax and free shipping! Happy Mother’s Day to you all – we love being a part of this community.

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Top Parenting Experts Take On: SIBLING RIVALRY

Sibling rivalry is tough, and not just on the kids! TMC president Sam Kurtzman-Counter asks experts Dr. Joshua Sparrow, Dr. Laura Markham, and Dr. Pamela Varady to weigh in on how parents can help resolve conflict and up the love between sibs.

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Little Negotiators

Is negotiating with children a terrible loss of parental control, or can it be beneficial to developing healthy kids and healthy homes? Susan Stiffelman weighs both sides of the argument.

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How to Get Your Kids to Stop Fighting

We all want peace and harmony in our families, but as every parent knows: kids fight. So what should exasperated parents do when their kids just will not play nice? Dr. Laura Markham offers us invaluable advice on how to manage sibling conflict and create a more peaceful environment for everyone in the family.

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