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Category: Power Struggles

 
 

Taking the Fight out of Getting Out

A peaceful start to the day is priceless.  If tears are shed trying to get dressed, shoes on, and into the car the entire rest of the day can feel lousy.  You can take steps now to insure that as school begins, morning wars don’t.

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Jumping on the Couch

Jumping on the Couch

We have been using the "time out" discipline method for our spirited 27-month-old. An example is that he loves to jump on our couch, which is obviously dangerous. 

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Misbehavior or Developmental Task?

Misbehavior or Developmental Task?

Yesterday, I told my toddler not to touch the entertainment center. She looked right at me, laughed and then did it again. Lately this has been happening every day. She knows better. Isn't this blatant misbehavior? How should I respond?  -Becca

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Car Seat Wars, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka & Lynn Jessen

Car Seat Wars

My three-year-old son Nate never simply gets into his car seat.  First he has to climb into the front seat and “drive.”  Then a toy on the floor will catch his attention and he will insist on checking it out.

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