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Teaching Young Kids Manners

One of our greatest challenges as parents is to teach our children everything they need to function appropriately in the world. Initially, children learn the basics of language and communication and we think we have completed a major milestone. (more…)

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Raising Kids: Wisdom from The Dog Whisperer Revisited

In light of recent press (CNN, NYTimes) regarding Cesar’s techniques and application with kids, I thought I would revisit this article with some additional information. In my previous article (Raising Kids: Wisdom from The Dog Whisperer), I discussed the importance of the energy that we present to our kids, staying calm, and acknowledging good behavior. […]

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Discipline Tip- Stop Counting to Three!

When I was pregnant, my husband and I went to the beach a lot. I decided to make good use of my time there and observe families enjoying the beautiful Florida coast. One of the things that consistently stood out to me over the course of the weeks is that kids can be very stubborn! […]

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Power Struggles with Your Child

As I meet with parents at my office, I am noticing a trend of an increase in reports of power struggles with their children. It seems that children are fighting for control more than ever before, which manifests itself in defiance, rebellion, indifference to consequences and tantrums when things do not go their way. There […]

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Teaching Kids to be Thankful

This is a great time of year to instill gratitude and thankful hearts in children. However, it can be difficult when most children growing up in the most recent generations (Generation Y – also known as the Millenium Generation and Generation Z) have never known life without the luxuries of the computer, cell phone and […]

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