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Parenting Pointers by Children's Age

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Babies Ages 0 - 1


Leaving Baby for the First Time

Preparing For Parenthood

How to Start a Babysitting Co-op

Advice from New Parents to New Parents

Top Ten Ways to Get Baby to Sleep

Baby Playtime - How much is Enough?

Solve Your Child's Problem Sleep

How to Soothe A Crying Baby

Baby Discipline?

Baby Carrying Benefits

Breastfeeding Myths and Benefits

Co-Sleeping Benefits

Co-Sleeping Safety Tips

Am I an Attachment Parent?

Attachment Parenting 101

How to get Things Done with a New Baby


Toddlers Ages 1 - 2


NEW! How to Work at Home with a Deadline, Small Children and No Babysitter

NEW! Why do Toddlers Hit?

Is it a Discipline Issue or Development Issue - Part 1 Young Children

Is it a Discipline Issue or Development Issue - Part 2 Problem Solving with Young Children

Sibling and Friends Fighting Resolutions

Chores by Age List

Discipline and Parent Anger: How to separate your anger from your discipline

Morning Madness and After Work Arsenic Hour Survival!

Celebrate When Your Toddler Says "No!" To You

Building Kids' Brains During Wait Times Without Electronics

Worlds Best Playdough Recipe

The Playgroup Altercation: What to do when your child is the hitter

The Playgroup Altercation: What to do when your child is the victim

Helping Your Child Adjust to the New Baby

Gift Giving from the Heart and Hands, not the Wallet

Taming Temper Tantrums

Picky Eating Problems

Toddler Sleep Problems

Time-In, not Time-Out

An article from Family Resource Programs Canada Newsletter, published in Fall 2010 Time-In, Not Time-Out!

Mutual Respect Between Parent and Child

Sibling Rivalry Remedies

123 Time-Out Advantages and Disadvantages: Know the risks

Alternatives To "No"!

Toilet Training

Feelings Are Fantastic!

Differences Between Discipline and Punishment

Toddler Discipline Tips

Tips for a Home Birthday Party and Etiquette for Hosts and Guests

Play Ideas to Keep Toddlers Busy

How To Get More Patience

How to Handle Toddler Aggression: Hitting, Biting and Pushing

How to Take a Parent Time-out with Small Children Underfoot

Terrific Toddler Characteristics


Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5


NEW! Kindergarten: Wait or Register?

NEW! 10 Ways to Raise a Smart Child Without Preschool: Talk, read, listen, explore

Giving Kids Personal Space in Cramped Quarters

Winter Holidays Play Ideas

Natural Consequences: A Great Discipline Tool

Cheaper Alternatives to Preschool

The $120 Swim Lesson: Should you Allow Them to Drop Activities and Lessons?

Mid-Summer Play Ideas for All Ages

The Myth of Parenting Consistency

Say No to "NO!" and Raise a Smarter Child

Parenting Pizzaz in Crowds

Education Options For Preschoolers


School Children Ages 6 - 12


Letting Go of Tweens

Are all-inclusive vacations educational? You bet!

Ways to learn math without a workbook

Bully Busters Clever Comebacks

10 Ways Kids Can Say NO! to Peers

Is Minecraft Educational?

Spring Break Play Ideas

Practicing Digital Intelligence: Internet and Cellphone Safety

How to Handle a Bad Report Card

Digital Citizenship Contract Between Parent and Child

Family Bedrooms for School-Aged Children

Family Game Night Survival Tips and Strategies

Parents Against Homework - "Opt Out of Homework" Letter to Send to Schools

Want to Raise a Smarter Kid? 25 Benefits of the Internet, Video and Computer Gaming

How to get Your Screen Zombie Moving!

Handling Your Child's Anger

Childproofing for School-Agers? It works!

Top Ten Tips to Limit Screen Time without Scream Time!

Top Ten Tips to Limit Screen Time without Scream Time!

Ages and Stages of Children Aged Six to Twelve

Taming The Gaming: How to Limit Screen Time without Scream Time

Help! My Child Won't do the School Homework!

Handling Peer Pressure

It's September: Getting Ready For A New School Year

When Time-Outs, Grounding and Consequences Don't Work

Education Options For School-Aged Children


Teenagers Ages 13 - 19


Want Your Teen to Talk to You? Cancel the Consequences!

Tips for Applying to Post-Secondary Schools

How to Raise a Respectful Teen

How to Raise a Disrespectful Teen (Tongue in Cheek)

Decoding Attitude Statements - What is Your Child Really Saying?

What's Your IQ? (Integrity Quotient)


Parenthood in General


NEW! Teaching Money Smarts by Age

8 Persistent Parenting Myths not Grounded in Research

You Don't Have to be Like Your Parents

How to Build Your Child's Self-Esteem

Problem-solving Template

10 Benefits of Living in a Recession

Socialization: It's more than just having friends

Managing Mom's Online Time

Ten Phrases to Sound Like a Better Parent

How to Downsize Holiday Demands

"A Mother's Gift" Poem

Benefits of Travelling with Children

Packing Essentials for Travelling with Children

Visiting and Hosting Etiquette for Parents and Children

Growing up Again

Calm Down Tools: 70 Ways to Calm Down in the Heat of Anger

Best Parenting Moments

Cleaning Up Your Parenting Life

Peaceful Partnering with Differing Parenting Styles

Best Parenting Tips from the Trenches

Parenting Etiquette in Public

Date Night: Stoking the Hearth of the Home

Stubborn or Spirited? Characteristics of a Spirited Child

Easy Grocery Shopping with Kids of All Ages

Top Ten Reasons to Take a Parenting Class

How to get the Most out of a Parenting Class

Parenting Classes By Ages and Stages