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No No, Nana

No no, Nana!

Have any of you ever had to deal with a grandparent who refused (or still refuses) to do what you – as the parent – asked of them? We do. When our daughter was still small, I made it clear to all of the family that they would follow our rules, or they would not […]

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Helping My Child Through the Fear of the Dentist

“Mommy wants me to lay back in a chair, and let this strange ‘dentist’ person poke around inside my mouth with mysterious looking tools and a bright light? No thanks! I prefer to scream bloody murder instead.” If you have a young child too, you are probably familiar with the struggle! The dentist can be a truly terrifying experience […]

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Eight Signs You May Be an Unreasonable Parent

My husband and I are frequently accused of so-called unreasonable parenting. Not by our peers, but by those self-proclaimed experts who bear the brunt of our irrational rules and regulations – our children. Whether you have been formally charged or not, the following are some tell-tale signs that, like us, you may be asking too […]

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If You Think Having an “Early Bike-Rider” is a Good Idea

So, here’s a parenting bandwagon I jumped on: balance bikes. If you haven’t seen these around the playground, they’re tiny bikes with no pedals. A kid can use a balance bike much like a push toy, starting with a walk. Soon, the “balance” part will kick in. The rider, not yet old enough to thoroughly […]

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