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This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on January 3, 2018.   Baby Steps   (Garfield by Jim Davis — GoComics.com)   You are never too young nor too old to make improvements in life, even if they are just baby steps on the path to becoming a...

The Attitude Of Gratitude

gratitude  noun grat·​i·​tude| \ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\   Definition of gratitude  : the state of being grateful : THANKFULNESS //expressed gratitude for their support — Merriam-Webster Dictionary   The day before Thanksgiving is a good day to test the...

The Time-Out

  Chances are most time-outs in your house aren’t nearly as serene as this picture of a toddler staring serenely at the wall in the corner of the room. Let’s be clear: administering a time-out is serious business. Even when it is executed correctly...

Tips For The Parental Toolbox

  One thing we learned this week in the AAP’s updated policy statement, “Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children,” is that spanking and tongue lashings from parents don’t work. In fact, they often backfire and lead to more...

Discipline Is Not Punishment

Yesterday, we began looking at the AAP’s updated policy statement on “Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children,” and were clued in to what works and, just as importantly, what doesn’t: The AAP recommends that adults caring for children...