Posts Tagged ‘3-6 year olds’

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Neon Shirts and Uh-Oh Feelings: Summer Safety for Kids

Do your children know what to do if they become lost? Who should they turn to? As we head out to the crowded parades and amusement parks of Summer, renowned child safety expert, Pattie Fitzgerald, offers some savvy tips for playing it safe.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Four Experts Give 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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Defiance

Is your 5 or 6 year-old pushing boundaries and breaking rules he knows he shouldn’t? Unabashedly acting against your wishes? Dr. Claudia M. Gold says take a step back, parents – this defiance business is not quite what you think.

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That Kid is a Bad Influence!

Has your kid started displaying some unsavory behavior that is oh-so-similar to a certain friend of his? Do you intervene or let it ride? Dr. Michele Borba, renowned parenting expert, shares some helpful tips on this common quandary.

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How to Avoid Raising a Praise Junkie

We all want to raise confident kids, but in our quest to encourage and affirm positive qualities in our children, are we really just creating a generation of “praise junkies”? Here’s how to recognize the telltale signs that a child is becoming dependent on praise and what you can do to foster your child’s internal courage and sense of self-worth.

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Imaginary Friend…or Foe?

Over half of all preschool-age children will develop a fantasy friend or two. As parents, should we support it as a natural course of social/emotional development? Or is it a sign of loneliness? What if the illusion lasts a year or more? Social psychologist and best-selling author, Susan Newman, PhD, helps us see imaginary friends in a new light.

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Redefining Motherhood After Divorce

As a newly single mom, Kathleen Wiebe saw a shift in her identity as a mother. Who exactly was she on those weekends when her children were with their father? Were her kids okay with growing up in two homes? In this moving essay, Wiebe describes how she and her children found balance and harmony in the midst of the post-divorce universe.

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How to Stop The Whining

Sometimes we just can’t take it anymore!I We asked (okay, begged) parenting guru Betsy Brown Braun to reveal the secret to get our kids to stop whining. Pleeeeeeeease???

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Discussing Divorce

It’s a conversation you probably never thought you’d have, so how exactly do you tell your child that you and your spouse are getting divorced? And how do you do it in such a way that helps your child feel loved and secure? Child development specialist Dr. Robyn Silverman has seven tips for turning that incredibly difficult discussion into a healthy, supportive dialogue for all.

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How to Put the Positive in Discipline

Ever find that traditional punishment seems to make behavioral problems worse? Dr. Jane Nelson, MFCC, and author of the famed “Positive Discipline” series, teaches us some disciplinary tactics that work without shame or blame.