Why Kids Misbehave

When children misbehave, our gut reaction is to do whatever we can to stop it and stop it fast! There are big problems with this approach. Instead of reacting, have your response focus on the core issue and teach the child how to resolve that core issue through positive behavior.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words Will Devastate Me!

The "R" word.  Well, that's progress.  At least we are calling it the "R" word, suggesting the entire word should not be spoken aloud.  Retard.  Retarded.  As in, "I'm so retarded."  "What a retard."  Bantered about without much forethought--by most.  It hurts those of us who have children who are, in fact, mentally retarded.

Potty Training 101

Parents anticipate potty training as the milestone that will take us from diaper duty to a modicum of freedom. We know we will still have clean up little spills, wipe bums and do laundry twice a day until the little gaffer gets the hang of things; yet we clamor towards that small light at the end of the diaper genie that seems to signify a tiny morsel of freedom.

Eight Quick Tips to Raising an Adventurous Eater

If you're the parent of an infant or toddler, you may not have encountered Picky Eating...yet. If you want kids who don't put up a fight every time every time a new dish or a vegetable is set before them -- start thinking now, in the early eating days, about your food and dining choices. It's not too early to put these eight quick tips in place.