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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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No Means No

My twins are only five years old, but that doesn’t mean I’m in any way smarter than they are. In fact, most days, it feels like quite the opposite. See, I’m not so good at the “because I said so” line. … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Put Emphasis in the Right Place

Problem: You’re doing it wrong. (And by you, I mean me.) As parents, but also people, we tend (and by we, I also mean me) to stack our plates to full. We want to be a great parent, have a … Continue reading

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Reasons Moms Might Not Talk to Each Other

Here’s how it sometimes feels to be a mom, and why we can’t seem to call on our support group of other moms when we most need to. … – Everyone else’s kids seem perfect. They’re so good, quiet, smart, … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Shining Stars of Horror

Problem: It’s finally happened. After more than a month, one of your children is the “shining star” of the classroom. Unfortunately for me, when this happens, instead of being able to fully celebrate, I have to go back and forth … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Ignore It

Problem:  Even though your kids (by which, of course, I mean my kids), are making great strides toward become actual rational human beings, they still turn into puddles of teary snot when you don’t give them what they want. (And you … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Entitlement

Problem:   Your kid is entitled (and by your kid, I mean my kids). He’s so entitled. You give him a toy plane (oh, I don’t know, for example) and instead of saying thank you and playing with the plane, he … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Self-fulfilling Prophecies

Problem:  Your kids are crying, so you tell them to stop. Or, your kids are laughing so you tell them to stop, not because you don’t want them to laugh, but because you don’t want them to cry, which usually … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With Spirited Kids?

“Mama, I don’t like the doctor appointment.” My daughter said that sullenly as we walked out of the door of the pediatrician’s office this afternoon. They didn’t get any shots, and they usually love the doctor (weirdos), but this time … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 40: Ask the Obvious Question

Problem: I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but if they are, they might sometimes need to work themselves up into a tantrum. I mean, sometimes the premise is so ridiculous they have to spend some quality time even … Continue reading

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