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But I want the bluuuuue cup! The battle for control and choice with kids

Do this, don’t do that, stop licking the cat, brush your teeth, bedtime! Kids don’t get much choice in most of their day and this often leads to two situations: 1. Tantrums and breakdowns. 2. Requesting a particular cup, fork, toy, game, and then a tantrum. Often at the worst possible time they’ll make demand. They’re choosing this time because they have been trained that you’re more likely to give in or at least reward the behaviour with lots of lovely  ...

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A New Look at Back-To-School Prep

A Tough Assignment: Back-to-School Prep Amidst COVID-19  How did your kids do with ‘distance learning’? My daughter hated it and often just walked off, unless we could supply her with snacks and keep her company. For many kids, they’re just going to have to get used to it,  ...

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