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1. 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.

2. Benefits of Selling Girl Scout Cookies
In looking at my daughter's first year selling Girl Scout cookies there have been both good and disappointing parts of the experience. Here's what I have learned about making Girl Scout Cookie time about much more than just the cookies.

3. 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.

4. “Brave’s” Merida as a Role Model for Girls
There has been much discussion about whether Merida would finally be a “princess role model” that parents could get behind for their girls. This is an awful lot of pressure to put on one small character, but such as it is, I’d say she fits the bill nicely. Why I like Merida for my daughters...

5. 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.

6. Kids and The Hunger Games
Should kids read The Hunger Games? I read the series to assess the appropriateness for my daughter. Here's what I decided...

7. 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.

8. No Playing Indian at Thanksgiving
In response to the ongoing debate in my daughter's school district about whether it is appropriate to make Native American costumes and re-enact what is generally known as the First Thanksgiving, I decided to do some research on what is at the root of those who object to these traditions.

9. The Media and Mommy Wars
Thoughts on the media's use of the overused and harmful term, "The Mommy Wars."

10. Alternatives to Child Leashes
Don't want to use a child leash when out and about with your toddler, but need to have outings be more under control? Here's some ideas for alternatives.



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