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Parenting Pointers by Children's Ages and Stages

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Happy Siblings


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


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



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


Kindergarten: Wait or Register?



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


NEW! Non-Punitive Cellphone Contract Between Parent and Child



STEM Classes - Do they help or hurt curiosity?



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



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


10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Certificate, or Diploma)



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


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 Traveling with Children



Packing Essentials for Traveling 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