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When do Kids “Know” the Meaning of “No”?

Children under the age of three do not understand “no” in the way many parents think they do.  And, a full understanding of “no” doesn’t occur magically when the child turns three. It is a developmental process. “No” is an … Continue reading

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Dealing with Defiant Children

“My child refuses to cooperate.” “He/she is so strong willed and disobedient”. These are common concerns expressed by parents.   Unfortunately, many parents escalate the problem because they feel they have to “win”.   All too often, parents  allow themselves to get drawn … Continue reading

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Back to School with Routine Charts

With the start of the new school year, comes the classic “morning rush”.  How does everybody get out the door on time in the morning without leaving a wake of mess and emotional stress?   Routine charts are one of the most … Continue reading

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Dealing with Bedtime Hassles

Parents often raise concerns about bedtime routines. You know the drill – one more drink, one more story, one more trip to the bathroom and the list goes on.  There isn’t a child anywhere who doesn’t try to extend bedtime … Continue reading

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