How Can I Stop Yelling at My Kids?
How Can I Stop Yelling at My Kids?

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  • Staying calm when you really just want to scream can be difficult but can be done.
  • Understanding your child's perspective and validating their feelings goes a long way in diffusing a situation.
  • Removing yourself from the situation or redirecting your child are great ways to keep screaming at bay.
Bedwetting Interventions—Do They Work?
Bedwetting Interventions—Do They Work?

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  • Some longstanding parental strategies for correcting bedwetting simply do not work.
  • The "wait-and-see" approach can leave serious conditions undiagnosed.
  • Bedwetting that suddenly occurs after potty training may signal underlying conditions.
Cooking for the Picky Eater
Cooking for the Picky Eater

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  • Selective eaters are likely lacking many of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. 
  • Being creative with food choices and presentation can entice your picky eater to try something new.
  • With time, patience, and repeated opportunities to try new foods, picky eating may go by the wayside.
Bribes vs. Rewards
Bribes vs. Rewards

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  • Bribes teach children that they will be rewarded for acting out.
  • Rewards provide a well thought through incentive for doing a good job.
  • Rewards should be used to develop positive habits instead of dependence on the reward.
9 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children
9 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children

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  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder is one of a group of externalizing disorders which include maladaptive behaviors.
  • It is normal for children to become oppositional at certain ages.
  • If you are struggling with a child who is aggressive, argumentative, or defiant, there are things you can do to improve the situation.
How can I get my kids to stop whining?
How can I get my kids to stop whining?

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  • Whining happens, but it shouldn't be the norm for your child.
  • Understanding why children whine can help you respond appropriately.
  • Setting clear boundaries around appropriate speech helps children understand what to do.
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?
How Can I Get My Kids to Listen?

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  • Good communication is about empathy and respect—on both sides
  • If your kids seem to never listen, you may have trained this behavior
  • Changing your communication behavior can have re-train kids to listen the first time
A new perspective on raising flourishing teens
A new perspective on raising flourishing teens
  • New study shows flourishing teens have parents that promote positive behaviors
  • Most positive behaviors stem from four foundation skills
  • These skills can be taught and encouraged through careful parenting choices
The most effective discipline strategies for toddlers
The most effective discipline strategies for toddlers

Article at a Glance There is no one perfect discipline method for all kids. Easier-to-manage toddlers show improved behavior when offered choices, compromise, and reasoning. Harder-to-manage toddlers show improved behavior when choices and reasoning are balanced with timeouts and lost privileges for non-compliance. Just like clothing, when it comes to disciplining your toddler, “one-size-fits-all” is … Continue reading “The most effective discipline strategies for toddlers”

The importance of playing
The importance of playing

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  • Play is an important part of child development and helps children develop emotional, physical, and cognitive skills.
  • In recent decades play time has been reduced in school and at home in favor of academics and organized activities.
  • Simplify your life so that you have enough time in your day to spend unscheduled and unstructured time playing with your child.

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