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How to Minimize Whining
Is your child's whining driving you crazy? Here, five parent-proven secrets for minimizing whining. Meet her basic needs. She may not tantrum as much as now as when she was a toddler, but she will certainly whine if you force her to endure that shopping trip while she's hungry and tired.
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Mom's 12 Step Program for Managing Your Own Separation Anxiety
You've probably put a lot of thought and effort into helping your child adjust to school or daycare for the first time. And maybe you've been looking forward to your new freedom. But if you're like most moms, you've found yourself wiping away a tear or two as well. So for a little help managing your own separation anxiety...
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A 12-Step Program to Help Your Toddler with Separation Anxiety
The crumpled face, the arms velcro-locked around your knees, the wail that rips through your heart. Virtually every parent who has left a toddler with a caregiver has experienced this. It's the normal response of a securely attached toddler who protests what she perceives as a life-threatening separation from her mother.
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How Do I Get My Boyfriend to Spent Time with His Kids?

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Dear Child Psychologist, I am concerned that my boyfriend doesn't spend enough time with his children. At times we have discussions about this topic, and he states that they don't like him, and that they are always crying for their mothers. I have experienced such an instance, with his youngest child. However, after I had a motherly like discussion with his child the little boy was ok. We were all just fine, and the young boy even stayed the night without any discomfort.
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Ten Things Your Preschooler Needs
Of course, the number one thing every child needs is love. But let's assume you adore your preschooler. What's the top ten list to help him thrive? Kids this age need guidance and limits, but remember that their brains are still developing. They get flooded with emotion very easily.
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Preparing Your Child for the New School Year

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The last weeks of summer are already upon us, and the new school year is right around the corner. Whether you can't wait till your kids are back in school or dread the more regimented days ahead, there's one thing you can count on: Back to School is always a big transition. Kids who are starting school for the first time or moving to a new school have the biggest adjustment, but even moving up a grade means coping with a new teacher, more academic demands and a changing social circle.
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Make Dinner Work for Your Family
Kids who regularly eat dinner with their families do better in school, are happier, and are less likely to get into any kind of trouble you can name. But you're so busy. You're already tired when weeknights start, and they go by in a flash. What can you do?<
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Why Attachment Parenting is Best for Your Baby
The basic idea is simple and intuitively obvious. To survive, human babies need parents to keep them from harm's way for many years, and to teach them survival skills. So all humans are born seeking close attachments. That's why newborns hang on to your finger and babies cry to be picked up.