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Positive Parenting Tip – The Power of “At Least…”

Being able to keep a healthy perspective is not a talent that comes naturally to me. I have a sliiight tendency to overreact. I relied on my mom when I was younger (ok, still do sometimes) to give me a “pep talk” when things were rough, or I was stressed, worried, or intimidated. She always …

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Keeping Toddlers Busy (Not Destroying Your House)

My youngest is 2.5 yrs, and BUSY. She is too young for much solo imaginative play, and lets be honest, “playing” with her older sister doesn’t always work out well either. I keep thinking that one day they will start paying Barbies together for hours at a time, like my sister and I did. But …

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How to fix your child’s attitude

I didn’t really give much thought to my parenting philosophy until my oldest daughter was about 3.  She was stubborn, and hated to be “controlled” which just made me want to try even harder to control her.  It was power struggle city. Over ev.ry.thing. Getting her in the carseat, diaper changes, getting dressed, not acting …

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potty training

When my oldest daughter, Leah, was younger, I was definitely the milestone obsessed mother.  I had a stupid timeline in my head on when she was “supposed to” do certain things. Give up bottles at 12 months, get rid of binky at 18 months, potty trained and in a big girl bed at 2 years. …

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