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Here are the top ten articles for the Early Childhood Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Four Easy Diet Changes for Kids
Many parents want to improve their children’s diets, but don’t know where to begin. Here are four easy changes you can make today that can start kids down a path towards better nutrition.
2. Managing Tantrums - Big Feelings
Before trying to address the cause of a tantrum, a focus on communication will help children to gain control of big feelings and find a more effective way to express those feelings.
3. Managing Tantrums - Focus on Communication
There are two discrete issues in every tantrum – the cause of the tantrum, and the problem of the tantrum itself. Before you (or your child) can deal with the former, you have to move away from the latter.
4. Managing Tantrums - First Steps
The first step of managing public tantrums is assessing location. Only then can parents focus on changing the communication and moving towards addressing the cause of the tantrum.
5. Airline Security Tips – Traveling with Children
Tips for parents and families traveling with young children to help make airline security screenings less stressful.
6. Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
7. When Kids Say . . . It's Not Fair
"It's Not Fair!" is one of the more irritating declarations from children around 4-5 years and up. Here's some thoughts on how to address this complaint and ways to teach constructive rephrasing and some important life lessons as well.
8. Be Koool Soft Gel Sheets - Product Review
High fevers in young children can be very frightening for parents. When trying to reduce a high fever, it's a good idea to have many different tools in the arsenal. Be Koool strips can be helpful in reducing fevers as well as controlling the headaches can come along with colds and flu.
9. Power Struggles and Parental Anger
When your kids make you crazy, do you ever "plan" a way out? Games and humor to exit a power struggle with a young child can be one of the most effective ways to end conflict, reconnect, and ultimately create cooperation. Here's a couple ideas to diffuse parental anger during a power struggles.
10. High Holy Days School Craft and Activities
Many Jewish families with children in non-Jewish schools ask or are asked to make a short presentation about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur during the High Holy Days each fall. Here are some ideas for school activities and crafts for the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.
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