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Big Feelings

My 2-going-on-3-year-old has recently entered a phase complete with very BIG feelings and lots of yelling and hitting. I think it’s a combination of age/developmental stage, having a new baby brother (who he loves, but it’s still a hard adjustment) and being cooped up inside watching too much TV. On top of that, he has been …

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The Parent-Child Relationship

I strongly believe that effective parenting is about the relationship between a parent and a child. And just like with any other relationship, this relationship should be about cooperation and mutual respect – about “working with” rather than “doing to,” as Alfie Kohn puts it. Most people would never choose to stay in a friendship …

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