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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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Active Listening for Active Kids

Eliza Clark - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

Getting children to listen is one of the biggest challenges for parents. How many times have you heard one parent moan to another, "They just don't listen!"? And how many times have you heard yourself bark at your kids, "You need to listen!!" or the old...
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