The majority of toddlers engage in some biting between their first and third birthdays. Probably the most common reason is that it is one of the few ways of communicating that’s effective for them, before verbal skills are developed. However, not all children bite. Some choose other forms of communication, such as grabbing, shoving, or […]
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Many parents find time-outs to be effective discipline for their kids, but for some parents time-outs don’t seem to be working. Here are some ideas on how to make time-outs successful for your kids.
Every parent wants to know that they have equipped their child for the real world. It is a big responsibility but one that is well worth the effort. And that is what we are talking about here – responsibility. We want to teach our children to one day become contributing members of society. How would […]
Parents understand that very young children can’t communicate with words. Many young children, however, will use other means to try to get their needs across. This may mean crying, throwing a temper tantrum and even hitting. While you may expect some of this behavior from a toddler, what do you do when the hitting continues […]
Children will be children. And if you have more than one in a room, there’s a good bet there will be an argument or conflict at some point. Teaching conflict resolution to your children will reduce your frustrations and help bring peace to your home. One way to address conflict resolution is by using books. […]
Jodie, a single mom of two boys, felt like her days were an endless uphill battle. After getting the boys off to school, she’d work until five p.m. and then pick them up from her parents. The boys started in on each other even before they got to the car; reporting how each other misbehaved at grandma’s, […]
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that mothers who spank their 3 year old children are placing them at risk for becoming aggressive themselves by age 5. Three-year-old children who were spanked two or more times in the previous month had a 50 percent increased chance of being aggressive when they turned […]