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Being Firm without Being Mean

I've talked before about how it benefits children when we have clear expectations and firm boundaries, and how it is reassuring to children to know that we are in charge. I've talked about how having regular schedules and doing things the same way each time can help cut down on discipline issues and allow children to develop expertise. But even when we do all of these things, … [Read more...]

Acting Out

Dear Miss Faith, My three year old is having such a hard time lately, acting antagonistic towards his baby brothers, and no amount of helping him or punishing him is seeming to work. I've tried everything I can think of and I'm at a loss...It seems like he has lots of opportunities to get his big energy out...what do I do when nothing seems to work? … [Read more...]

Throwing Toys

Dear Miss Faith, I am a home daycare provider and I wonder if you could give some advice on what to do when children throw toys or mistreat them. Getting angry doesn't seems to be helping, lol. -D. … [Read more...]

Picky Eater and Play at Mealtimes

  Dear Miss Faith, In the past month we drastically changed our family's diet, and my 3 year old is slow to warm up to the new food. I see some progress but he has a new trick that is getting old very fast. We sit together as a family at the table for mealtimes, there is a lot of playing, singing, talking, clowning around, and very little eating going on. Half an hour … [Read more...]

Dressing for Snow

With snowy weather on the horizon or outside your door, the idea of getting kids dressed to play outside can be daunting. “Is it really worth it?” you wonder to yourself. “We'll probably end up spending more time dressing and undressing than we will outside. Maybe we'll just stay in today.” … [Read more...]

Silence

How often does today's child experience silence? How often do they have nobody talking to them, no tv or radio on in the background, no cd's or computers, no honking horns or blaring sirens? How often do they have none of these, all at the same time? Today's child is surrounded by a world that is go-go-go, and is filled with chatter. We adults are used to it, and can … [Read more...]

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