Reset Buttons Broken? Try Using a Code Word

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Share this: Oh, the ironies of parenting. Not twenty-four hours after publishing my last blog post, on finding your kids’ reset buttons, I found myself mentally running through my own checklist, searching in vain for one of my own tricks that would work on a five-year-old who stubbornly resisted each and every attempt I made… Continue reading Reset Buttons Broken? Try Using a Code Word




Want Something Done? Try Counting

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Share this:My husband is a math teacher. He lives, breathes, and eats numbers. Thus it’s not too surprising that numbers are floating through the atmosphere in our house on a pretty regular basis, or that Kimmie and Essie have been a bit ahead of the curve in learning to count. But early in our parenting… Continue reading Want Something Done? Try Counting




When Your Preschooler Won’t Cooperate: Big Kid + Big Privileges = Big Responsibilities

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Share this:Awhile back, before I published my post about letting Kimmie watch movies, I sent a draft of it to my friend Liz, who blogs over at Everyday Ecologist. In a subsequent phone conference, as we chatted about the slippery slope of kids and screen time, Liz said something to the effect of, “I can’t… Continue reading When Your Preschooler Won’t Cooperate: Big Kid + Big Privileges = Big Responsibilities