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- When your child yells at you: Expecting and teaching respectful behavior
- The Dreaded Public Meltdown: What do I do now?
- Do punishments teach? Does a child need to suffer to learn?
- No More Begging to Get Your Child to Do What you Ask
- Why Do They Behave for Others and Leave me Feeling Like a Parent Failure?
On Sunday, March 13 we spring forward one hour. It is the perfect springboard into power struggles over bedtime and wake up routines because our body clock does not switch as quickly as the clock on our phone.
Whining increased? Meltdowns over seemingly insignificant issues pooling on your kitchen floor? Does it seem as though your child’s communication system has deteriorated to one phrase - “No! You are not the boss of me.”
It’s been an exhausting day, yet you have managed to pick up the kids, get them outside to play in the yard and put together a decent family dinner. When you open the door to announce it’s time to stop playing and come inside to eat, the youngest, dashes away, screaming, “No, you can’t make me!”
I am a child care provider who recently heard you speak about the importance of sleep. Presently we are waking our preschoolers after one hour of nap at parents’ requests. Should we be doing this? - Chelsea