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I Stopped Punishing My Toddler's "Bad" Behavior, and the Transformation Shocked Me

When my son turned 3, his tantrums became more frequent and intense. The smallest denials would trigger him, and he'd lash out, screaming and hitting. During these fits, I would block his hands and firmly say, "NO hitting. Hitting hurts!," but he would keep hitting, and the tantrum would go on for what felt like an exhausting eternity. I tried putting him in time-out, but keeping him there was almost impossible, and it only escalated things. Sometimes, I would even lose my patience, yell, and then feel terrible about myself. I was afraid that not disciplining him would reinforce the behavior, but it clearly wasn't working. >> https://yhoo.it/2oyjemK

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Your guide to packing for toddlers

Many travellers consider packing for a trip to be the most stressful part of the adventure, especially when little kids are involved and you have to decide what is truly essential and what isn’t. There’s no exact science to knowing what and how much to bring, especially if you’re going on a longer trip. Weather can be unpredictable and, depending on your itinerary, you might need comfortable clothes and shoes one day and a more formal outfit the next. Adding a toddler or two to the mix certainly doesn’t make things any easier... >> https://bit.ly/2IN9prP

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Listen to Adorable Toddler Describe Her Feelings About First Meeting The Parents Who Adopted Her.

Millions of people are melting over this sweet video of a little girl named Gabby describing the first time that she met her adoptive parents. In the video, Gabby says that she was only 4 years old when she first met her the couple from Dallas, Texas. The adorable youngster goes on to describe the encounter in the cutest way possible. At the very end of the video, she lowers her voice to a secretive tone and asks her mother about the first time they met. “Do you know what happened to my heart?” whispers Gabby. “Well, when the first time I saw you, my heart fall in love with you!” Yep… you may need to grab tissues for this....

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How to Get Your Kids to Stop Losing Their Stuff Without Losing Your Mind

“What do you mean you don’t know where your new shoes are? You haven’t even had them for a week!” I screamed at my daughter as steam seeped out of my ears and my face burned with rage. Did I lose my temper in that moment? Yes. Did I feel badly about it? Only partially. I was furious that my daughter had no idea where her sneakers were – sneakers that I had ordered only a few days earlier. She went to camp the previous day with them on, but now she had no idea where they were. It’s frustrating to have something you pay a decent amount of money for vanish into thin air. On top of that, I discovered they were missing two minutes before...

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When Children Lose Belongings at School

What do you do when every day your child comes home from school without one or two of their belongings? One day it is their lunch box, the next day it’s their jacket or the shoes for PE. Is forgetting things simply a natural part of childhood – or does your child specifically have a problem with keeping up with their stuff? Not only can lost belongs end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run but it is also extremely frustrating and inconvenient. So what do you do when children lose belongings at school? Should you punish the child, or should you refuse to replace the items – especially when it happens constantly?Obviously, age plays...

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