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What To Do When Your Kid Says NO!

When I ask the question, “Why do toddlers and preschooler say no to us?” in talks and workshops, the answers I get tend to run along these lines: • They’re differentiating themselves … [read more]

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Discipline & Connecting

What To Do When Your Kid Says NO!...

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Why Turning Requests Into a Game Is Not “Tricking” Your Child...

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Your Social Toddler

Being Too Rough with Baby

Dear Miss Faith, What can I do when my toddler is rough with the baby (usually unintentionally, but … Read More

Sibling Interactions Between Kids & Crawlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 9 month old who has just started really crawling and getting all up in … Read More

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Harmonious Home Life

Sensitive, Perfectionist 5 Year Old

Dear Miss Faith, My daughter has a hard time dealing with frustration, and has a real perfectionist … Read More

Quick Tip: Bedtime

I like to think of strong bedtime routines as being like a Music Box: they start out brisk and … Read More

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Play & Activities

A Story of Autumn Light

Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived with his mother and his father and his baby … Read More

Quick Tip: Throwing Sand

If your child is a little too exuberant in the sandbox, what to do?  Saying "Don't throw sand" seems … Read More

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Free-Range Kids

Overall, I really enjoyed Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going … Read More

Book Review: Raising Happiness

I absolutely loved the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier … Read More

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Announcements

The Joyful Toddlers Book!

I'm excited and proud to announce Joyful Toddlers & Preschoolers: Create A Life that You and … Read More

Join My Parent-Child Classes!

I'm wonderfully excited to be starting the Joyful Toddlers Play Garden, an outdoor parent-child … Read More

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