How to Set Limits with Laughter

A Guest Post by Stephanie Parker My daughter is about to turn nine and I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like her to do more around the house. I haven’t spent enough time making this happen in the past, I’ve … Continue reading

4 Types of Limits That Children Need

In the throes of morning madness, the rush to pack bags and get out the door, it can be maddening hearing your children push back against your limits. “Ugh! I’m not eating oatmeal!” “She took my bag.” “But I don’t … Continue reading

How To Set Limits In Five Words or Less

Even when we bring our best selves, by not shouting, bribing or threatening children when we try and tell them no, setting limits, and having them listened to, still often feels like an uphill struggle. But there’s a simple way … Continue reading

Mad Love: or Why We Let Our Kids Get Angry

Teaching kids healthy ways to deal with anger is challenging. It means caring for myself, asking for help through the hardest parts, pushing hard against the door and letting myself growl, “how dare they act like this after all I have done for them today!?!”

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Is Your Toddler Too Angry to Sleep?

  By Lyra L’Estrange My two-year-old daughter had seemed upset for most of the day. She’d been crying a lot over small things and letting things get to her that normally wouldn’t. She was getting very frustrated when she couldn’t do things … Continue reading

Setting a Limit at the Beach Helps Make the Holiday More Fun!

On the second day, our daughter, who was two, was starting to get upset easily, not wanting to share with her brother, and generally not being happy. At first I was thinking, why is she upset? She has had some really fun happy times with us, there are lots of new and fun and different things we are doing together… we are on holiday!

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