Parenting Techniques

04/24

2013

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10 Discipline Don’ts

by RealMomofNJ on April 24, 2013 in Parenting Techniques

Saw this list of Discipline Don’ts the other day on Parents.com. These are all rules that I follow, so I wanted to share them with everyone.   rules

 

 

 

 

Seriously, I loved the list. Buuuuttttt, I thought it could use a RealMomofNJ twist. So here are the 10 don’ts again, but…

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04/03

2013

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Don’t Just Be Positive, Be Constructive

There was an article on Babble the other day entitled Using Positive Statements to Help Toddlers Obey. The gist of it was that you should use (you guessed it) “positive” statements to instruct your toddler instead of “negative” statements. Eg, say “Stay in your seat,” instead of “Don’t stand up,” or, “Put your hands at your sides,” instead of,…

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03/28

2013

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03/21

2013

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suck it up and start talking

Suck It Up and Start Talking

As it did for many parents, the Stubenville rape trial got me thinking. Not only about rape and what to teach my kids about it, but about sexual abuse in general. It’s a really uncomfortable topic, but it’s something that should not be overlooked or pushed aside. Horrible things can happen to anyone at any time. That is a…

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02/22

2013

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ASL Tips From a Deaf Mom

Baby Sign Language Tips From a Deaf Mom

By guest blogger Ricarda

 

My significant other and I are profoundly deaf (that’s the official term), but both of our children are hearing. The kids, G and L, use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with R and me. My parents are also Deaf* and they live with us. ASL is our primary language at home, and often I speak and…

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02/04

2013

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Throw a Tantrum

by RealMomofNJ on February 04, 2013 in Humor, Parenting Techniques

Today, I threw a tantrum for my daughter. She was throwing a tantrum and making us late and I was fed up, so I threw one too.

It was all for her. I always tell her that I think she is being ridiculous when she’s throwing a tantrum for no good reason. Which, of course, makes things worse. “NO, I’m…

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01/31

2013

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A Quick Rant: Rewarding vs Bribing Children

by RealMomofNJ on January 31, 2013 in Life Lessons, Parenting Techniques

Last time I was at the grocery store, I witnessed a mother trying to persuade her son to get off the floor and walk so she could finish shopping. She was trying to reason with him, and I heard her offer him candy, French fries, and hours of TV to get him to get him moving. As soon as…

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