Tag: behavior

How to Prevent Your Child From Picking Up Negative Behaviors

One of our cats is diabetic, and I found myself in the vet’s waiting room late one afternoon with my two uniformed children, freshly retrieved from their magnet preschool/early elementary school. Their blue and khaki outfits informed the woman sitting across from us of the district they attend. She knew because it turns out she

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Rules for Play Dates: A Child’s Guide to Good Etiquitte

As the parent of a singleton, I’m used to having a lot of “A’s” friends over for extended periods of time. Generally, I’m pretty lax – the kids can do whatever they like (within reason) – build forts with the sofa cushions and throw pillows, have a Nerf gun war, dump Lego pieces all over

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The Secret to “Being Have”

When my brother-in-law (B-I-L) was a child, he was in some dicey situation when his mother said to him, “B-I-L, I want you to BEHAVE!”  He responded, “I’m BEING have!”  I think that response is just hilarious! But his mother’s words told him clearly that he had crossed the line. I read something in the Huffington Post today

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Wisdom Wednesday

“Restaurant Training Wheels” “Kids in restaurants” is one of those sometimes controversial parenting topics. Some parents believe that since kids are people, they have a right to go wherever other people are allowed, including nice restaurants. Some, on the other hand, disagree, thinking that diners who are paying good money to go out to eat

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