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Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Amber beads….effective or risky for teething pain?

There are many testimonials that amber beads help with teething discomfort…but no real scientific evidence.  In my opinion the risk outweighs the potential benefit.  What are your thoughts? There is nothing worse than seeing your child uncomfortable and not being able to soothe him.  Often parents complain of sleepless nights and fussy days when their …

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Child won’t sleep? Slow down your day!

Don’t take a wrong turn after a few bad nights….or weeks…of sleep! So you have had a bad night?  Maybe a bad couple of nights?  Your little one hasn’t slept and that means neither have you.  What is your plan?  I can remember thinking, “We have got to get this kid tired so we all …

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Don’t work so hard…summer fun is easy!

Keep it simple…fun and learning can happen as easily as a bucket with water and a few ice cubes! I was talking to my daughter the other evening after she had been babysitting some children of a wonderful Mom from one of my Mom’s groups I lead.  She showed me pictures of the toddlers entertaining …

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Parenting advice…a hindrance or a help? It can be both!

New parents will always receive advice…from many different people!  Don’t be too quick to judge, there are many “pearls of parenting” that you just might learn!  Parent with an open mind to advice, but make your own parenting decisions. I am slowly learning how to be a parent of  adult (adult? really?) children.  It is …

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Embrace every part of your child….including their temperament

A great combination of active and calm, distractible and intense, regular and chaotic, sensitive and tough, outgoing and shy, goofy and serious, and always love…multiple personality traits and a family better because of it! It isn’t very often that all of us are together for an extended time.  I am looking forward to a family vacation in …

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Look Before You Leave! Check the Back Seat!

  Look Before You Leave! Leave a child in a car?  Absolutely not!  Most of us can’t even imagine that EVER happening.  The truth is though it does, every year.  Overheating can become a life threatening emergency for a child.  Every year there are reports of tragic deaths of children who get left in cars …

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Your child’s temperament….continued!

See the difference?  Same activity…four different children, several different reactions…embrace your child’s temperament! There are a few more traits that make up your child’s temperament.  Picking up from yesterday…. 5.  Sensory Threshold How sensitive is your child to physical stimuli?  Does your child become overly stimulated in a room full of noise or people?  Does …

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A little of this and a lot of that….what makes up your child’s personality?

Can you tell they have different temperaments??  The parenting technique that worked for one, didn’t necessarily work for the other! Over the next few days, let’s look at the 9 personality traits that make up each of our temperaments.  I know I can pick out myself in these traits and my children.  Remember a parent …

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