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Using "Forbidden" Food

Ellyn Satter - Meal Time and Nutrition

"Forbidden" foods are high-fat, high-sugar, relatively low-nutrient foods such as sweets, chips and sodas. As with everything else about parenting, using them is a balancing act. If you give your child unlimited access to these easy-to-like foods, she ...
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Putting Your Napkin on Your Lap-kin: Table Manners for the Preschool Set

Amy Rees - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

Every few years we read yet another study confirming how important it is to eat dinner together as a family as often as you can.  It renews connections; it enlivens verbal and communication skills; it makes a happy home.  But no one—repeat, no one—i...
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Diaper Diplomacy

Amy Rees - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

"You can't come to my birthday party!""You're not my friend!""No!!!!!!!!!!"THUD!  However your little ones express themselves during a struggle with their friends or siblings—whether it's one of the older preschool friendship-ending fiats or one of the...
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Looking at Art Developmentally, Or When Is a Scribble Not Just a Scribble

Amy Rees - Learning » Art

Like everything else, a child's artwork is a manifestation of her development at work. And like everything else, that development is not exactly linear. Put another way, the first time your darling slept through the night wasn't the last time you got up ...
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