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Ridiculous Parent-Child Dialogues

There are a lot of things that irk me about the parenting advice world, but nothing quite ticks me off like the inane, complicated, Danny-Tanner-esque conversations all these multitudes of parents are apparently having with their children. And never in these … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 43: Use your Words

Problem: It seems no matter what you say, your children hear something different. If you tell them to stop misbehaving, they hear you saying that they are being bad. If you tell them act like big girls, they hear you calling … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 29: Explain “Punishment”

Problem: The popular bend in parenting these days is not to punish, something which I agree with in principle, but find very hard to carry out in my own life. Because sometimes my kids are nasty or naughty in some … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 22: Stop Yelling, A How-To

Problem: You’re (by which I mean I’m) a yeller. You’ve somehow conditioned your children not to hear you unless you turn the volume on eight. This is no good. They don’t like being yelled at and you don’t like yelling, … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 14: Get to the Bottom of It

Problem: You know, you never thought you’d have a child who lashed out physically as a way to combat overwhelming emotion and four-year-old strife, but here you are, at the school again, because your little one apparently has a healthy … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 8: Don’t Actually Plan on Going Anywhere

Problem: You have a fun-filled day planned, chock to the brim with activities, but your kids can’t contain themselves long enough to get to the car. Or sit quietly in there for the three minutes it gets to the store. … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – Praise

Problem: Your kids only behave some of the time, and you want to increase that to all of the time, but reprimanding them doesn’t seem to do much good, or curb the blowouts, especially when they’re already underway.   Solution:

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1, 2, 3 wtf?

Like a good parent, I am reading 1, 2, 3 Magic to try to get my kids under control introduce a new, helpful discipline into the household, and I’ve got a few bones to pick.  It’s working pretty well, all … Continue reading

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Facebook, in all its Infinite Wisdom, on Spanking

Facebook strikes again. Have you seen this in your feed? “Have to laugh at people who are against smacking. My parents sometimes smacked me when I was naughty. . .I didn’t hate them. . .I didn’t have trust issues with … Continue reading

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Permissive Parents: Beat your Brats

Okay, so maybe LZ Granderson said “Curb your Brats” in the title, but if you read even a bit of his obviously enhanced-for-web-traffic piece, you’ll see that I’m not so far off. Granderson says he has an issue with parents … Continue reading

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