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Teach Children How to Say, “No!” Before Puberty

It’s essential that children learn and trust they have absolute agency over their bodies – no matter who is seeking their affection.  Adults sometimes see one toddler hugging another and think, “Oh, isn’t that sweet!” but not all hugs are wanted, and no child should have to acquiesce [...]

By |December 17, 2020|Categories: consent|Comments Off on Teach Children How to Say, “No!” Before Puberty

Are you expecting too much of your toddler?

A parent recently asked me, ”How do I know if I’m expecting too much of my toddler?” My answer was, “If your toddler consistently fails to meet your expectations, she’s demonstrating that she’s not developmentally ready to meet them. In other words, you’re expecting too much. [...]

By |December 16, 2020|Categories: expectations|Comments Off on Are you expecting too much of your toddler?

Children can learn to go to sleep independently

Q: My two-year-old wants me to sit in his room until he falls asleep, before his nap and at nighttime. What can I do to change this habit? A: When you’re feeling emotionally ready to endure the inevitable upset that happens whe