Your Parenting Mojo

An age-by-age guide to teaching your child to share

  Toddler 1: “Nooooooo, it’s mine!” Toddler 2: “I want it!” How many parents have ever heard that scenario? (I’d be surprised if any of you haven’t.) And how many parents are sick of hearing it? (I’d be surprised if any of you who have more than one child aren’t…)   Young children find sharing…

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Why isn’t my child grateful?

  Ever been in any of these scenarios? “I took my children on a fantastic vacation to Disney World.  My youngest ate it up but my five-year-old pouted the whole time.  The lines were too long; the weather was too hot; the food sucked.  Why can’t he appreciate the sacrifices we make for him?  It’s…

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How to stop preschooler tantrums

  We’ve all been there. Your preschooler wakes up in a foul mood (don’t we all, every once in a while?), and starts crying before she even gets out of bed.  Nothing you do can make it right: she doesn’t want the same thing she has for breakfast every morning; she can’t choose something she…

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