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Disciplining Children

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SO many parents start talking about discipline right off the bat when parenting topics arise. It almost doesn’t matter what someone is talking about, if it’s a parenting topic, just hold your breath and the topic of discipline will come up before you turn blue! When the topic of discipline comes up, it’s a HOT topic! There’s whether the parents could have prevented it, if they are addressing why the child is misbehaving, are they punishing the child too harshly, etc. Usually, these conversations are really black-and-white, all-or-nothing, like if one parent suggests they... (Read More ...)

How Do I Get My Toddler to Stop Nose Picking?

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How Do I Get My Toddler to Stop Nose Picking?   Kara smacks down her two-year-old son’s hand down as he picks his noses. “Stop picking your nose,” she scolds him as she helps him put his coat on. This is the third time she’s caught him doing this disgusting habit today. He doesn’t seem to care where he is or who is watching. Kara’s tired of him doing this and embarrassed when he does it in public, but he just can’t seem to stop.   Do you ever wonder why children can be so insistent about nose picking and how to stop it? Children’s nose picking can be gross and embarrassing... (Read More ...)

How Can Do I Keep My Child’s Hand Out of the Toddler Diaper?

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How Can Do I Keep My Child’s Hand Out of the Toddler Diaper?   “Gross! Stop doing that, Tommy!” yells Julie at her two- year- old son who has his hand down his diaper. Julie is disgusted and fed up with her son’s habit. He continues to put his hands down his toddler diaper no matter where they are or who is around. When Julie scolds him, he stops for a while but then goes right back to it. This is a habit that he just can’t seem stop. Julie is embarrassed and repulsed by this behavior, but doesn’t know how to make Tommy break this habit.   Toddlers can behave in ways that... (Read More ...)

How to Stop Thumb Sucking Ages 3 to 5?

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How to Stop Thumb Sucking Ages 3 to 5?   “Quit being such a baby,” Jamie scolds her three-year-old daughter, as she pulls her thumb out of her daughter’s mouth. As soon as Jamie looks away, her daughter pops her thumb back in her mouth. Jamie continues to pull out her daughter’s thumb while walking the aisles of the grocery store. She finally gives up and stops trying to fight her daughter. Jamie is frustrated and embarrassed by her daughter’s behavior and begins to wonder if her daughter will ever grow out of this or if she will continue and mess up her perfect little smile. If... (Read More ...)

School Topic Article Series

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Here are links to the articles Parents Toolshop® offers on school issues: ·         How Can My Family Get Back Into The School Routine Successfully? ·         School Age Child Development Stages: What are 10 Tips for Kindergarten Readiness? ·         What is the Recipe for Success in School? ·         Back to School Tips for Teens Entering High School ·         Back to School Tips for Teens Headed to College ·         How Do I Express Concerns and Build Teamwork During a Parent Teacher Conference? ·         Looking for Homework... (Read More ...)

Holiday Tips

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Here is a list of all the Parents Toolshop ® holiday-related articles.  They are packed with tips to get you through this hectic time of year so you can spend more time with your family creating special memories to cherish for years to come. How Do You Teach Children To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude & Instill A Spirit Of Giving? December Holidays: How Can You Instill The Spirit Of Giving When Children Get the Holiday Gimmees?  (shopping with/for kids, giving vs. receiving) December Holidays: Is it Okay to Use Threats About Santas Good Bad List For Child Discipline? (December Discipline... (Read More ...)

How Do I Teach Children To Clean Up Their Messy Rooms?

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 How Do I Teach Children To Clean Up Their Messy Rooms?  You are cleaning up in the kitchen. You hear your children playing in the family room. You see them run upstairs. When you are done cleaning the kitchen, you go to sit down in the family room to take a break and watch T.V. Toys are strewn all over.  There is even a pile on the couch and you are unable to sit down without being poked by a toy. You are irritated! The room looks like a tornado hit it. Now you have to straighten up this room before you can sit down to relax. Messy rooms. Almost every parent can relate to this problem. In their... (Read More ...)

Messy Rooms: How Do I Teach Children To De-clutter & Donate Toys To Charity?

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 Messy Rooms: How Do I Teach Children To De-clutter & Donate Toys To Charity?  The December holidays are coming to a close. As you come to from your turkey-induced drowsiness and look around, you feel a spark of motivation to use your few days off work to tackle some household chores you’ve been meaning to get to. The end of the year is drawing near and you are getting into the New Year spirit of “out with the old, in with the new” — and there’s a lot of “new” around you. As you walk through the house, you see piles of gifts everywhere! You immediately feel overwhelmed... (Read More ...)

Is The Family Bed An Option For You?

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Your child starts out the night in his own bed, but usually gets up while you are still doing things on the household chore list. Instead of finishing the chores, you go to his room and lay with him until he falls asleep. You are up later to get everything done. After you are asleep, your child comes into your bedroom sometime during the night. You are tired, so you just let him climb into the family bed. However, not everyone sleeps well when this happens.  You or your spouse toss and turn or feel cramped. Plus, you hear horror stories and expert warnings about the dangers of the family bed. One... (Read More ...)

How Can Stay At Home Moms Dealing With Loneliness Create Their Own Support Systems?

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Tonya is among the ranks of stay-at-home moms.  She thinks it is important to be the primary caregiver for her child throughout the early years. Although Tonya enjoys being able to see her child reach all the first milestones, she finds herself longing for the adult companionship she had with her co-workers and is dealing with loneliness, like most stay at home moms. Tonya wishes there was a way to connect with other stay at home moms so they can support one another and remain sane. Stay at home moms get no sick leave, days off, or vacation time.  They are on duty 24/7.  If you are a stay at... (Read More ...)