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Don't Let Public Temper Tantrums Give You Fits

Stay calm when your child melts down in public. Credit: Felipe Pimentel, Flickr
Tantrums are a normal part of childhood, but that doesn't make them pleasant for parents -- especially when they happen in public places.
Still, there are things ...

Are We Doing This Parenting Thing All Wrong?

Parents may need to rethink how they dole out love. Credit: jupiterimages
If there's one thing modern childhood experts have drilled into our heads, it's that we should avoid overpraising our kids. Apparently, our unconditional approval w...

Blogging Baby Book: First Time Out

Wallie, my toddler, got her first time out yesterday. She's actually been "asking" for one for a while now. She's 18-months-old, and this is about the time when my older daughter started experimenting with, shall we say, "testing bound...

Discipline: When kids test parenting mettle

Two recent posts by two different mommy bloggers really hit home with me. The first is by Morphing into Mama, and it made me laugh and cringe at the same time.  MIM often talks about people who "parent without a license." And even bett...

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