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How to Say “No” to Your Kids and Why They’ll Thank You Later

No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.

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What We’re Hearing

Is home schooling a viable option? Can probiotics help colicky babies? These posts and more, gathered from the web, meant to support and inspire our parenting.

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Parenting is Not Getting Easier!

Might reward charts change your kids behavior — for good? Jessica Shyba, popular blogger behind, “Momma’s Gone City” is giving them a go!

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Four Tips to Defeat Back Talk and Sass

Is the back talk and sass emanating from your precious child’s mouth getting you down? Dr. Michele Borba shares four doable tips to turn that bad attitude around!

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The Breakdown on Big Feelings

It can be intimidating to cope with your child’s big feelings, but Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist specializing in relationship based parenting, provides some insightful age-appropriate tips to help parent and child get through to each other.

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Kids in Restaurants on iPhones — Including Mine

What do you think about kids on tech devices in restaurants? Thumbs up? Or down? Our own Abbie Schiller used to be in the “thumbs down” camp, but not any more!

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Quiz: Does your Kid Act Spoiled?

Take a quick quiz to see if your child is spoiled!

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Friday Round-Up: Five Top Tips for Discipline

Searching for a discipline toolbox filled with tidy tips powered up and ready to adjust any discipline technique? Read on valiant parent, and reach in. Your tools are waiting….

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Do Time-Outs Work?

How’s the time-out working for ya? If your experience is like lots of parents, you might be seeking alternatives to what often ends up in a battle of wills. Noel Janis-Norton shares how “earning privileges” is another good alternative to the much-debated Time-Out.

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To Spank or Not to Spank

What do you think about the use of spanking as a discipline tool? Effective? Not effective? This piece features two opposing views on the merits and demerits of physically disciplining kids.