Tweet Pin It . From The No-Cry Potty Training Solution (McGraw-Hill) by Elizabeth Pantley When your child is learning to use the potty should you give lots of applause and praise, or simple, matter-of-fact acceptance? Which is the right response for potty-training success? If you research this seemingly simple question you’ll get adamant advice on both [...]
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Tweet Pin It . By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation, Perfect Parenting and Hidden Messages Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage relationship. But [...]
Tweet Pin It When your child moves from crib to bed it’s a milestone in his life as well as yours. There is no precise time for making this move, though typically it’s between the first and third birthday. The key to success is to be patient and allow your child time to adjust [...]
Tweet Pin It Does your child hate shopping? Does he end up whining, fussing or begging for candy? Do you ever have to deal with a tantrum in the store? Has shopping become an unpleasant chore? Often it’s not shopping that young children object to, but the stressful, business-like approach that parents adopt when running [...]
Tweet Pin It I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing my precious new [...]
Tweet Pin It . Napping is an important element of your child’s healthy mental and physical growth. A daily nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy, focus, and ability to learn for the rest of the day. Some studies even show that children who nap every day are more flexible and [...]
Tweet Pin It Does your child have a hard time sharing her toys with others? Children get very attached to their possessions, and they don’t understand how sharing will affect them or their toy. In order to get a better understanding of these feelings, think for a minute about one of your most [...]