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How do I stop yelling at my children?

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My story  Almost anyone loses their temper at times. After all, it is impossible to be perfect in everything you do. Outbursts, like yelling and stomping your feet, often happen when it is all just a bit too much. As a mom of three toddlers, this used to happen to me on occasion. Afterwards, just like other good parents do, I would feel badly about it and would have to apologize to my…

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How many calories does a 1-year-old need? (June 2019)

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So, your child has celebrated her first birthday, and it is the official year when you will notice her do a lot of activities and prepare herself for the advanced days waiting for her in the later years. Once the child is one year old, parents enjoy being with them more. The child does a lot of activities which are entertaining to the core. However, this is also a tedious…

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How to deal with toddler tantrums

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Trust me, having more than thirty years of experience as a kindergarten teacher, I know more than anybody else that tantrums during the toddler-period are normal. However, sometimes they can become a big problem. Often parents ask me: how do I discipline a toddler? My experience is that being strict does not help. Being understanding and consistent works much better. This is the reason that I have outlined how to…

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Best educational Toys For Toddlers 2019

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Best educational Toys For Toddlers A lot of parents might think of toys with numbers and letters, or even tablets, when they think of educational toys for toddlers. These, however, only represent a fraction of all the educational toys that are available. A toddler’s development consists of much more than language and math skills. Besides, it is much more important for a child to learn that a large block does…

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When to start potty training 2019

Potty training your toddler is a big step in the upbringing of your child. The goal of raising a child is ‘them becoming independent’. Therefore, potty training is an important part of the upbringing of your child. At school I get a lot of questions about this: My child is almost four but still not potty trained, what am I doing wrong? Or: my toddler is not potty trained yet…

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Sleeping/ Teaching

How to get a toddler to sleep?

20 Bedtime Tips for Children with Sleep Problems   As a mother, grandmother and teacher, I have experienced a lot of the issues that arise when raising baby’s, toddlers and older children. In my last blog post I described the 20 Best Tips for Children with Eating Problems. As a result, I got many positive reactions. This is one of the reasons why I do not want to keep my…

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What is authoritarian parenting?

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The strict approach to raise a child Am I raising my child in the best way? Does my parenting method is what it needs to be to make sure my child becomes a pleasing personality? Am I too naïve to handle my child’s demands? These are some of the questions that parents often asked me. This is because they think that spending time with the preschoolers, I understand their requirements…

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What are the 4 types of parenting styles?

What are the 4 types of parenting styles?

What is your style? Being a parent is a responsible job. You need to understand the requirements of raising your child and also make sure that you deal with them in the right way. Well, this is also a pre-requisite of a kindergarten teacher job, and hence I understand how important it is. Experts claim that the way you treat and deal with your child affects a number of growth…

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Best Toddler Table And Chairs (Updated July 2019)

Toddler table and chairs

Seeing your child grow is the most satisfying feeling in the world. If you are a parent of a healthy toddler, by now, you must have understood how every each development stages in a child’s life come with their own side-effects, and how you need to put efforts to ensure your child learns from every phase of its developmental cycle. Things become a lot more complicated when you have a…

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Best Developmental Toys For Babies

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Toys aren’t just toys! As parent to a newborn, you will get visits from many family members and friends, and they will ask you what kind of present they can bring. This is a tough question, because what does a baby really need in its first months, except for: Love, physical contact, food, rest, and other caretaking? This makes asking for specific presents, except for clothes, for this phase of…

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