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How to Tell if Your Child is Watching Too Much T.V.

how to tell if your child is watching too much T.V. Four years ago, when I was a first time mom, I didn’t want to allow my children to watch television until they were at least two-years-old, and even then, I wanted it to be a limited amount of time. Then, I became pregnant with …

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Siblings Fighting: How to Prevent it and the Best Way to Respond

Siblings fighting. Every parent will tell you that even the best-behaved children will fight with their siblings. It’s inevitable to get annoyed with people that you spend so much time around. Even though there is no foolproof way to prevent your children from fighting with each other, you can certainly do things to minimize it. …

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How We Started Independent Playtime and the Amazing Results

Independent playtime is something I did with my first, Theo from the beginning, even though I didn’t really know it was a ‘thing.’ My instincts just told me that it’s good for children to learn to entertain themselves; it’s good for them to be bored sometimes because that stimulates creativity. So although I encouraged him …

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How to Show Your Child Love with the 5 Love Languages

We all want our children to feel loved. Sometimes, life with small children is so chaotic and parents are spread so thin. When you’re in this season, it is hard to show your children love. When we think of meaningful ways of showing love to our children, the first things that come to mind are …

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How to Help Children Deal with Big Transitions

Most children are very apprehensive about change, which is understandable. They’ve lived most of their short lives a certain way and when things change, it seems as if their entire world has been thrown upside down. While fear of transition in children is normal, it also can be frustrating in the midst of things because things must get …

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8 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

As the school year approaches, you are probably wondering how to prepare your child for preschool. While all children respond to situations differently, it’s very likely that a transition this big will cause some anxiety for your child.  This doesn’t mean that they aren’t ready for preschool, simply that you need to be proactive in …

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How To Handle Your Three-Year-Old…Living With a Mini Tyrant

Being a parent is without a doubt the most wonderful, amazing, and also the hardest, most painful thing I’ve ever experienced.  I’M JUST BEING HONEST.  With each age, they become more delightful and adorable, while also becoming harder to manage.  They learn to walk and it’s so cute to watch them pitter-patter around… until they …

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1 Brilliant Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

I’ve always given my children a vast assortment of vegetables.  I don’t force them to eat the food on their plate, but they aren’t allowed to choose something else for their meal.  I make exceptions of course; for example, Theo, my 3-year old, hates potatoes and always has.  Now, I grew up in a household …

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