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Love and Logic Articles - If Kids Can Hear Promises, They Can Hear Requests. By Jim Fay You can train your child to hear you the first time you say something. Or, you can train them to ignore you. Raising a child who listens to adults is a source of joy. Raising one who doesn't is a constant source of frustration and torment. Our actions either train kids to listen or not to listen. Consider this situation I witnessed in an airport recently. "Joshua. "Joshua. "Joshua! Suddenly, Joshua was right at my feet staring up at me.

Mother ordered again, "Joshua. I looked down at Joshua and asked, "Joshua, what's your mom going to do if you don't do what she says? " He knew the answer immediately, "Nothing. " Of course he was right. In fact, Joshua never had to walk back to his mother in the airport. It took a lot to keep me from saying, "I've known a lot of five-year-olds who listen to their parents. Training kids to listen is not brain surgery. Make a commitment she will never repeat herself. I have worked with kids and families for 47 years. Printer Friendly PDF. Ready to Stop Co-Sleeping? How to Get Your Toddler Out of Your Bed. How to Get Your Toddler Out of Your Bed You’ve enjoyed your time as a co-sleeping family, and now it’s time to reclaim your bed as your own. But your toddler is putting up resistance, and no one’s getting a good night’s sleep anymore. After all the time you’ve spent co-sleeping, how do you help your child learn to sleep on his or her own?

First, start out by understanding that while children are generally resistant to change, they are also extremely adaptable. So you should definitely expect some resistance, but don’t give up hope that the change is ever going to happen. With gentle guidance – along with consistency – you can help your children learn almost anything.

When it’s time to stop co-sleeping, you can set the stage for your child by letting them pick out a cool new big-kid bed and bedding. Incidentally, a “toddler bed” – a tiny kid-sized bed with built-in rails – isn’t the best choice when you’re trying to end co-sleeping. Next, help them select a soft, cozy security object. Child product recalls | Child safety recalls | Latest recalls. Massive numbers, big brand names, serious injuries or even deaths .... Check this list twice for the most important recalls of the past year and beyond: January 2014Joovy car seat adapters December 2013Ikea recalls 4 million wall lamps after toddler strangles to death November 2013600,000 Angelcare baby monitors recalled after two deaths October 2013Orbit Baby car seat bases September 2013Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer car seatsHachette recalls 70,000 children's books August 2013Baby Jogger car seat adaptors for strollersIkea children's beds July 2013More than 400,000 Baby Einstein activity jumpers June 2013Jeep Liberty strollers from Kolcraft May 2013Pottery Barn Kids crib bumpersDeezo hoodies from Zulily April 2013Boden baby and children's overalls Huffy tricycles sold at Toys R UsHot Wheels ride-on toys March 2013ICandy America strollers recalled for strangulation riskBabyhome USA highchairsBugaboo Cameleon3 strollers November 2012Boden children's pajamasBritax car seats.

Aggression, hitting, and biting. 61 Incredible Birthday Cake Ideas. Blue Fairy Book. 10 Best Baby Gifts for the Baby Shower. I recently went to a friend’s baby shower, which is always an interesting chance for me to gauge what other new moms and seasoned moms think are the must-have gifts to give. Because apart from the big items like a stroller, car seat and crib, we all want to give something that’s both useful and special. Something to stand apart from the Gerber onesies and diaper cakes. It’s also interesting just how much we forget about the newborn stage when we’re out of those fleeting months.

(Probably the sleep deprivation.) So to help anyone heading to a baby shower in the near future, here are 10 of our favorite gifts for newborns: 1. For those diaper changes at 2 a.m. 2. Aden + Anais products might be thee most popular baby gifts ever. 3. This mamaRoo bouncer was the biggest hit at the baby shower I recently went to. 4.

Made from the same company as the insanely popular Sophie the Giraffe, I much prefer this “mushroom man” alternative — especially for smaller infants. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Make a Book. Baby fear of strangers, separation anxiety. I don't know you Kari is eight months old, and she’s been a cheerful and outgoing baby. She’s always smiled at people and delighted in experiencing the world around her. But not today. When her mother brings in a new babysitter, she’s surprised by Kari’s reaction. A few minutes later, Mum tries to leave the room. I'm scared Kari’s reactions to the new babysitter are normal. Babies also begin to show fear when their parents or caregivers leave them with others, even if it is at home or some other familiar place.

Although separation anxiety and stranger anxiety can seem troubling, don’t worry. Why she's frightened now Why does fear develop around 7-9 months? In other words, as children get better at knowing the difference between familiar and unfamiliar faces, they may become more fearful of faces they don’t know. Others believe that fear is more biologically ‘programmed’. What we know Each month, researchers watched the babies’ reactions as they were approached by someone they didn’t know.

Nine Best Types of Toys for New Toddlers. Animal Alphabet Song. Dr. Seuss | Digi-Color. Discipline Tactics For Every Age. 500+ Things to do With Your Kids - Aha! Parenting - Dr. Laura Markham & Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child. Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure.

As long as parents resist the impulse to "break their will," strong-willed kids often become leaders. What exactly is a strong-willed child? Some parents call them "difficult" or “stubborn,” but we could also see strong-willed kids as people of integrity who aren’t easily swayed from their own viewpoints. Strong-willed kids are spirited and courageous. Often, strong-willed kids are prone to power-struggles with their parents. No one likes being told what to do, but strong-willed kids find it unbearable.

Strong-willed kids aren't just being difficult. Morality is doing what's right, no matter what you're told. So of course you want your child to do what you say. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Sign Language Animations: 21 Feelings and Actions Words. Start Signing! Why Kids Should Learn Sign Language. Baby Sign Language: Alphabet My son, Jonah, came home from preschool one afternoon in a fidgety mood, wiggling his fingers wildly and whispering to himself. I was trying to figure out why he was so restless (Too much sleep? Too little time on the playground?) When he proudly announced that he was practicing a new skill he was learning at school: sign language. It's not news that signing with babies can help them communicate before they can talk, but it's a more recent trend to use sign language with older kids.

Experts say that teaching children this age the signs for words and the alphabet can help with letter recognition and build their vocabulary. Giving sign language a try at home shouldn't be too tricky. Why it Helps: It Increases Kids' Vocabulary. Baby Breakfast | Baby Breakfast | Baby Breakfast Ideas | SMA Nutrition. Childrens Story Posters | Square Inch Design Blog. Classic Children’s Stories Vol. 1 Also available without text Related Work / Peter Pan Beauty & the Beast Jack & the Beanstalk Gulliver’s Travels The Little Mermaid Sleeping Beauty Chicken Little The Frog Prince Cinderella The Emperor’s New Clothes Enter your email address to subscribe to my blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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All for the Boys - All for the Boys - Thanksgiving Crafts + Activities. My boys get all into the holidays and if we have any extra craft time they love doing seasonal activities. Apparently Thanksgiving means lots of turkey crafts but I tried to find the best ones with a mix of some other fun activities. 1. Thanksgiving ships with coffee sleeves by 4 Crazy Kings2. Leaf feather turkeys from Babycenter3. Stone Soup Wooden Playset from Rythm of the Home4.

Wooden Spool Turkeys from Made by Joel for Parents magazine5. Mayflower Nut from Cultivated Lives6. And my favorite Thanksgiving boat races from One Charming Party. A big welcome to all our new readers! How To Make Play Dough—Peppermint. Sorry about not getting this up sooner. Things have been crazy around here with that wind storm. I just finally found some time to sit down and get this typed up. Have you ever wondered how to make Play Dough? It could not be simpler. I have shared how to make some fun Kool-Aid Flavored Play Dough and Pumpkin Spice Play Dough. Well, since it is Christmas time, I decided we needed to make some Peppermint Play Dough. So I fiddled with the recipe a bit and came up with a recipe for some yummy smelling Peppermint Play Dough. Peppermint Play Dough Recipe 1 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 2 tablespoons cream of tartar 1 Tablespoon Peppermint Oil Extract 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup water 1.

A great way to entertain the kids during Christmas break. And, in the spirit of giving, I have provided you with a free printable Peppermint Play Dough label for the tops of your jars or Tupperware containers to label it for a gift. {Download Peppermint Play Dough Label} I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Infant Swimming-Aquatic Beginnings by DolFUN SWIM Academy.

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Top 6 Things Moms Wish Dads Knew - New Parent - Your Life. No matter how painstakingly daddies-to-be pore over the pregnancy and parenting guides, there’s invariably a lesson or two they’ll overlook about dealing with a new baby and a postpartum woman. And, according to Bumpies, guys tend to miss the same few things over and over. From real moms, here are the top things women wish new dads knew (yes, there’s an entire section dedicated to diapers). Pregnant women/new moms: Print it out, add your notes, and hand to your husband.

New/soon-to-be dads: Memorize it. Now. #1. "After having a baby, we never get tired of you telling us that we’re still sexy and that we look ‘the same’…even though our jeans tell us that’s not entirely true! " "Even though she’s now the mother of your child, she’s still your wife and wants to be treated that way. " -- chromiumman "New moms need just as much attention as that cute baby! " "All we want is to be loved, appreciated, and told how amazing we are -- not just as moms, but as sexy wives too. " -- Emmajoanne #2. . #3. . #4. UCB Parents Jokes &Quotes: Parenting Test. This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network Back to the Jokes & Quotes Collection HOW TO KNOW WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE READY TO HAVE A BABY MESS TEST Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains.

Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub on the walls. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer. Obtain a 55-gallon box of Legos. The opinions and statements expressed on this page are those of parents who belong to the UC Berkeley Parents Network and should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the University of California, Berkeley. Teachers Top 100 Books for Children.

The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for children. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown I Love You Forever by Robert N.

Munsch Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Oh! The ten best foods for babies. By Evonne Lack Reviewed by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board There are lots of healthy, baby-friendly foods out there, but some stand out from the pack. These ten culinary superheroes are loaded with essential nutrients, reasonably priced, easy to prepare, and delicious. How to make baby food at home What's more, now's the perfect time to introduce them. While the very word "nutritious" can start a food strike among older kids, babies' opinions, and palates, are still relatively open. Here are ten of our absolute favorites. Squash Squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, is naturally sweet, and has a pleasing, creamy texture. Serving idea: Sprinkle parmesan cheese and a little chili seasoning on half a squash, roast it, and scoop out a serving for your baby, suggests pediatrician Susanna Block, owner of World Baby Foods, an ethnic baby food line.

Lentils Crammed with protein and fiber, lentils pack a powerful nutritional punch. Dark green leafy vegetables Broccoli. Quirky Ways to Get Your Kids to Behave. I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from irrational threats ("No graham crackers in the house ever again if you eat them in the living room even one more time") to forbidding human nature ("You may not fight with your sister"). But occasionally I've come up with rules that work better than I'd ever contemplated. These made-up rules have an internal logic that defies easy categorization, but their clarity and enforceability make them work. Several of them are not, technically, rules at all, but declarations of policy or fact. And they're all easy to remember.

A few personal favorites, plus those of other moms: Rule #1: You can't be in the room when I'm working unless you work, too Goal: Get your child to help, or stop bugging you, while you do chores It might seem odd, but I don't mind doing laundry, cleaning floors or really any kind of housework. I tried to explain to my expanded brood that if they helped me fold laundry, we could do something together sooner. 11 Most Toxic Vaccine. Baby Cereal Cookies Recipe - - 104405. Mothering | Healthy Cookies For Babies Recipes. 25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen | Dr. Sears Official Website | Parenting Advice, Parenting Books &more.