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Sickness

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Sick Kids       With back-to-school season comes cold season. This year children are faced with catching the very harmful Human Enterovirus 68. This respiratory illness starts as a cold with a runny nose, sneezing and cough. However, it can become something that needs immediate attention if your child […]

What Not to Wear

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What are your recommendations for children who should be featured on the What Not To Wear show?       We would all like for our children to look like they stepped out of the glossy pages of magazines; reality, however, isn’t so pretty! The truth is children like comfort […]

Waiting for Appointments

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What’s your best advice for entertaining children while waiting for appointments or in church?   First of all, your job as a parent is not to entertain your child every moment! As parents we should be using every moment we can to educate, explain, and be an example. With the […]

How to Choose the Right Toy

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What are your top toy recommendations for young children?       Many toys are simply items marketed by companies to appeal to the emotions of young children, and to gain your hard-earned money. Ask yourself these questions when considering a purchase: “What is this toy going to require of […]

Stealing

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What’s your best advice on teaching children about stealing?       Don’t tolerate it regardless of the cost of the item. Bubble gum is an item that costs only pennies, but seems to be the item of choice for young children. I remember my bubble gum theft like it […]

Potty Training

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What is the best way to potty train a child?             Unfortunately, there is no magic formula because every child is different! Ask yourself these questions: Does my child stay dry for long periods of time, such as overnight or after nap time? This demonstrates […]

Negative Behaviors

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My four-year old has been on a downward spiral when it comes to their behavior recently—what’s your best advice?   First, take a breath! This is normal! If your child attends preschool/childcare they are learning to respect and respond to a new authority figure in their life called a teacher! […]

Grandparents

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What is your best advice for grandparents raising young children? First off, let me say kudos to you! You are most definitely an unselfish person to step up and help make sure that your grandchild is taken care of properly. I was raised by my grandmother and she instilled wonderful […]

Doubting Yourself as a Parent

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Sometimes I really doubt myself as a new parent. Where should I go for advice? First, stay away from fads! Don’t waste your time on fly-by-night authors and magazines. In most of these “newest trends” you get a tidbit of truth with a lot of advertis-ing! These products are undermining […]

Divorce

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What’s your best advice for parents with young children dealing with divorce? Newly divorced parents often brush off how traumatizing this event is to their child while they forge ahead with new rela-tionships and living situations. No matter the reason BOTH parents must WORK HARD to help a child feel […]