My toddler needs a very long explanation before listening to anything I say. I’m tired of needing to explain myself for every little thing, what can I do?

my toddler needs a lot of explanations

It’s ok to provide explanations for rules, actions, and limits. You will want to keep these explanations concise and tailored to your child’s age. For instance, for a three-year-old, you could say: “You have to go to bed, because your brain needs to rest, let’s get ready!” However, only plan to provide an explanation once…

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10 Tips for Coping With Coronavirus, Covid-19

tips for coping with covid-19

Of all the many things that I’ve ever worried about, staying safe at home in quarantine to avoid a viral pandemic, was not one of them. Yet, with no prior worrying or planning, I’m here and ready to cope, and you can too. Here are 10 tips to help you get through it.  If thoughts…

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My older child keeps hitting my younger child, how do I get her to stop?

young siblings playing

Catch Your Child Being Good!  Praise your daughter every time she is friendly, gentle, uses a soft touch, shares, etc. with her younger sibling. Try to be specific with your praise. Instead of praising for playing nice, provide detailed praise by including specific actions: “Nice sharing!”, or include more detail for older children: “That was…

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