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Losing Tickets on the Ticket System

Posted 5 days ago

Q: I’ve been trying for two months with little to no success to get your “ticket” system to work on my 4-year-old daughter. The target behaviors are ignoring me when I tell her to do...

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Misplacing a Sense of Purpose

Posted 1 week ago

Q: My buddy’s wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We’re talking about a very capable kid who has no...

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What Parents Should Convey to a Child

Posted 2 weeks ago

Despite the conclusion one might reach after reading the latest issue of any popular parenting magazine, the job of parent is actually quite simple; so simple that I can describe the...

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Newly Academic Nature of Most Preschools

Posted 3 weeks ago

Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Carter (www.ourchildishways.com), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to...

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Sound Advice in Several Departments

Posted on 11/18/2014

From the I’m Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who “think for themselves” are not being exactly truthful. It’s a nice and very democratic...

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Parent Involvement

Posted on 11/11/2014

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation (independent living, paying one’s own bills) was 21? Why do...

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Traveling With Youngsters

Posted 5 days ago

We're taking our boy/girl twin 2 year olds (28 months to be exact) and 4 year old daughter to SF for the holidays. They've traveled before but always with my mom. This will be the first time with...

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Teenager : Family Travel - Appriopriate Sleeping Arrangements

Posted 4 days ago

My husband and I are questioning what we should do when we are staying in a hotel with our son (age 14) and daughter (age 12). We typically get a room with two queens - we sleep in one and they...

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Sleep Training Newborn

Posted 1 week ago

My question is simple- i have been looking all over for your simple method on getting an infant to sleep through the night and can't locate it in books or on the website yet i know that I've read...

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Merging Bio Family with Adoptive Family

Posted 1 week ago

My husband and I have two biological sons, ages 3.5 and 1.5. Six weeks ago, we added three foster-to-adopt boys, ages 1, 2, and 3 (the age order works out to be "every other one," if that makes...

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