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Solution: Tired of Kiddy Music

by Playroom Supervisors January 11th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Do kids really need to listen to childrenís music? And why do they want to hear the same songs over and over? Iím getting tired of it!

Children's songs tend to have features that attract them, like simple words and music. And when kids like something, they want
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Predicament: Tired of Kiddy Music

by Editorial Team December 31st, 2012| Parenting Predicament
Do kids really need to listen to children's music? And why do they want to hear the same songs over and over? I'm getting tired of it!


 
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Solution: Talking to Kids About School Shooting

by Editorial Team December 28th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
How do we help children feel safe and deal with their feelings after hearing about something terrible like the school shooting in Connecticut?

"The good news is that children and youth are usually quite resilient," says the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. However, they'll still need

Predicament: Kids Hearing About School Shooting

by Editorial Team December 17th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
How do we help children feel safe and deal with their feelings after hearing about something terrible like the school shooting in Connecticut?

Solution: Order of Operations

by Mrs. C. December 14th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My first-grader has decided he wants to learn division. We've been doing things like dividing marbles among muffin tins, but should we go any farther, or will it interfere with his understanding of addition and subtraction?

While it is impressive that your first grader wants to learn division, it is

Predicament: Order of Operations

by Editorial Team December 3rd, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My first-grader has decided he wants to learn division. We've been doing things like dividing marbles among muffin tins, but should we go any farther, or will it interfere with his understanding of addition and subtraction?

Solution: Brother and Sister Staying Close

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil November 30th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My 15-year-old daughter, who has always enjoyed a great relationship with her 17-year-old brother, is very upset when he is on the computer playing games with his friends.† She says she misses him. Today we came back from a visit at a friend of hers and as soon as

Predicament: Brother and Sister Growing Apart

by Editorial Team November 19th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My 15-year-old daughter, who has always enjoyed a great relationship with her 17-year-old brother, is very upset when he is on the computer playing games with his friends.† She says she misses him. Today we came back from a visit at a friend of hers and as soon as

Solution: Talking After Timeout

by Playroom Supervisors November 16th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
I read that when you put a child in time out, you shouldn't talk about the problem behavior anymore once the time out is over. But what if he's too out of control to listen to me while he's actually doing it and being put in time out?

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Predicament: Talking After Time Out

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
I read that when you put a child in time out, you shouldn't talk about the problem behavior anymore once the time out is over. But what if he's too out of control to listen to me while he's actually doing it and being put in time out?

Solution: Cleaning Up

by Editorial Team November 2nd, 2012| Parenting Predicament
How do I get my five-year-old to clean up her toys off the living room floor without stopping to play with them, taking all night, or getting me to do it myself?

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development gives an example:

Andre uses an egg timer to let

Predicament: Cleaning Up

by Editorial Team October 22nd, 2012| Parenting Predicament
How do I get my five-year-old to clean up her toys off the living room floor without stopping to play with them, taking all night, or getting me to do it myself?

 
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