How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling
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How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling

I don’t know why a trip to the grocery store with my oldest always results in a public temper tantrum, but it does. For the longest time, he would exhibit something close to a mental breakdown over the kiddie shopping carts. Whomever invented those is the bane of my existence. My son is a strong-willed…

2 Year-Old Sleep Schedule That Works Every Single Time
Toddler Preschooler Sleep Tips

2 Year-Old Sleep Schedule That Works Every Single Time

Let’s face it, the right 2 year-old sleep schedule can take each family member’s sleep and daily routine from completely off tilt to pleasant and enjoyable. That’s because when 2 year-olds aren’t happy, it tends to spill over into everyone else’s emotional space. I remember when my daughter went through her 2 year old sleep…

What No One Tells You About Parenting Toddler Boys
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What No One Tells You About Parenting Toddler Boys

I’m probably the last person who wants to make a distinction between parenting toddler boys versus girls. There are too many gender stereotypes that create foreshadowing in life. Boys play with trucks. Girls play with dolls. Boys wear blue. Girls wear pink. Boys are rough. Girls are gentle. Sometimes we use these stereotypes to explain why…

How to Handle Back Talk and Disrespect Like a Parenting Warrior
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How to Handle Back Talk and Disrespect Like a Parenting Warrior

Inside: Wondering how to handle back talk and disrespect at home? 3 simple steps will immediately shift how your approach, bring understanding and create peace. The back talk, disrespect and whining started the second he got into the car with me. “I’m not eating that!” he scowled.  Apparently, the after-school snack I brought didn’t cut the…

Wish Your Kids Slept Later? This Mom Trick Will Change Your Life
Toddler Preschooler Sleep Tips

Wish Your Kids Slept Later? This Mom Trick Will Change Your Life

Inside this post: Whether you have a school-aged, preschool-aged or toddler waking up too early, you’ll learn how much sleep kids need and how to use a kids wake up clock to stop kids from waking up too early. The first time it happened, my husband was deployed. At exactly 3:37 am my son was…