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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Stop Punishing Your Kid’s Etiquette

Stop Punishing Your Kid’s Etiquette

Photo: Pexels Sometimes, I come across parenting advice that makes me uncomfortable, and that’s because I feel exposed. This happened when I read a Tumblr post by an author who goes by Olofa. The title: “Do not punish the behavior you want to see.” I am not snarky with my 6-year-old, but there have certainly…
How to Go Camping With Youngsters

How to Go Camping With Youngsters

Photo: Getty Images For the uninitiated, camping with small children may seem like a dramatic dinner party story waiting to happen. There are so many unknowns. Will a wad of burnt marshmallow get stuck in your kid’s hair? Will he faceplant in the dirt on the middle-of-the-night trudge to the bathroom? Will she beg to…
What Life Resembles for a Kid With ADHD

What Life Resembles for a Kid With ADHD

Screenshot: YouTube Kids with ADHD can seem unfocused, indecisive, impulsive and undisciplined. But they’re actually experiencing and processing the world around us in a different way. Gaining a little insight into their perspective—and understanding that it’s not simply a matter of them needing to sit still and focus—can go a long way toward upping our…
Teach Your Kid How to Call 911 From Your Mobile Phone

Teach Your Kid How to Call 911 From Your Mobile Phone

Every once in a while, I get lightheaded to the point of thinking I might faint. (One time, I actually did faint and my husband legit caught me in mid-air, gallant dude that he is.) When it happened again a few weeks ago, and I was home alone with my son, I realized it was…
Usage Your Kids to Get Your Method

Usage Your Kids to Get Your Method

Being strategic about what you say to your partner in front of your kids is pretty crucial. And most of that strategy involves what you don’t say. Around the time we realize that our kids are actually starting to understand our words, we’ve got to (mostly) rein in the cursing, we have to really consider…
How to Challenge Your Highly Sensitive Child

How to Challenge Your Highly Sensitive Child

Photo: ShutterstockAs one pediatrician and author says, some kids are like dandelions. They’re fairly resilient, able to cope with stress, change and adversity. And others are like more like orchids; they’re more sensitive, seeming to feel things more deeply or struggle with change or the unexpected. If you’re the parent to one of these orchids—also…
Avoid the Over-The-Counter Meds for Your Kids’ Colds

Avoid the Over-The-Counter Meds for Your Kids’ Colds

For Thanksgiving this year, my entire extended family traveled to Disney World. Six adults and four kids trekking our way first across several states to get there, and then across four different parks over the span of a week. Disney World may be the happiest place on Earth, but this time of year (any time…
Discover Resident Mama Buddies With the Peanut App

Discover Resident Mama Buddies With the Peanut App

Users sarcastically refer to it as “Tinder for moms,” but it really kind of is. The Peanut app, which launched in 2017, is making it easier for moms to make friends and plan meet-ups in their area. Why do grown women need help making friends? Because even if you have plenty of friends, if most…
How to Captivate Kids When You’re Too Exhausted to Stand

How to Captivate Kids When You’re Too Exhausted to Stand

So much of parenting a young child involves maneuvering your aging body up and down. Your kid wants to go feed the goldfish, so you get up. Then he wants to play with floor puzzles, so you get down. Then he wants a snack, so you’re up again. And then you’re down. And then you’re…
Assist Your Knowing Reader by Switching On TELEVISION Captions

Assist Your Knowing Reader by Switching On TELEVISION Captions

My husband and I like having the captions on while we’re watching a TV show so we can keep the volume down without missing any dialogue. Because of that, the captions are almost always on when my son takes over the TV—a fact that frustrated him for years. In the years before he could read—and…

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