Modern Parenting (94)

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How to Defeat Morning Battles

It’s morning. You’re rushing to get out the door. You’re child refuses to cooperate. Now what?! Jody McVittie, MD to the rescue – with tips to ensure a morning without stress.

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Developing a Child’s Self-Esteem

Ten insightful behaviors/attitudes to *avoid* if you want to raise your child with strong self-esteem with Wendy Young of Kidlutions.

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How to Get Rid of Kid Clutter

Stained clothes. Puzzles with missing pieces. Fully completed coloring books. How can we as parents keep the clutter under control – and guide our children in developing a healthy relationship with “stuff?” Carolyn Koehnline, LMHC, author of “Confronting Your Clutter,” straightens us out.

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The Hazards of Permissive Parenting

Do big tearful eyes staring up at you make it impossible for you to say “no” to your child? Dr. Susan Newman says our generation is trending towards permissive parenting, and the whole family is suffering as a result.

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Three Imagination Rich Play Ideas

Three ways to foster your child’s imagination and creative play, from Beth Engelman, popular blogger behind “Mommy on a Shoestring.”

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Supporting your Child’s Independent Play

Some parents exhaust themselves entertaining their children. But what if actively observing our tots better supported their social-emotional development? Janet Lansbury, parent educator says, hands-off but observant is the way to play.

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The Gift of an “Unhappy Ending”

How much should we protect our children from the realities of life? Are we doing them a disservice? Iben Sandahl, Author of The Danish Way of Parenting talks to us about the benefits of exposing our children to “unhappy endings.”

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The Social Side of School Readiness

He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.

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