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Preschool Pointers – 15: Actually a Toddler Trick

Okay, this is a toddler trick I saw at my cousin’s, but it was so brilliant, I had to share it. Now, it only works for certain cabinets, but it is amazing. Problem: Your kid keeps getting into the cabinets. … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 3: Wait

Problem: You want your child to do something, a developmental milestone you hope for them to reach. But they won’t or they can’t, and everyone is frustrated and it just isn’t going how you’d hoped. Note: Want is the key … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 1: The Apology

Problem: You’re kids throw a fit in public. They scream in that old lady’s ear. They bang into that other mom while running from you. They’re just generally be bad and uncontrollable. You’re embarrassed. Again. Solution:

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Toddler Tricks – 103: It’s Okay to Say Okay

Problem: Your kids move slowly and are incredibly easily distracted. You could be taking them to the most fun place on Earth and just before you leave, they’d want to play one more game, or splash in a puddle or … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 102: “We’ll See”

Problem: Your kid wants something that you aren’t going to give him. Maybe just not right now, maybe never ever ever. But the child has trouble accepting the word no, and you don’t have time to get into a twenty-minute … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 101: Let Them Set the Pace

Problem: You have plans with no one to go somewhere or do some certain thing. It’s in your datebook / on your to-do list and everything. Yet, there your kids sit, happily playing in the corner, not a tear in … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 100: Use the Library

Problem: It’s summer time and it’s hot and you don’t have $35 to blow on the movies, or rollerskating, or bowling, or whatever fun-filled, spend-all-your-wages-here, activities advertised by businesses. You’re all pooled out, and the park is like a desert. … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 99: Learning Tools Are Games

Problem: You’re all bored. It’s summer, and you’ve gone to the pool or lake everyday, then it rained for a week and you saw every movie, went to every library and store just to get out of the house, and … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks: 98 – Wait Them Out

Problem: Your child won’t wipe herself, or eat, or sleep, or whatever it is she won’t do. It’s a battle of wills, and you aren’t giving up.   SOLUTION:

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Toddler Tricks – 97: Keep Calm and Carry On

Problem: You can’t do anything right. Any answer you give, any move you make, any word you say is grounds for a tantrum. Your kids are completely unreasonable for some reason you can’t discern. Whether they can’t make a circle … Continue reading

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