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Picky Eaters: Pick A Little, Talk A Lot, Pick A Little

By Ann Brown/ Parenting consultant

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Picky eaters.

I was reluctant to write on this subject, as I have no experiential reference for it.  I don’t think I have even ever said those two words together. I come from a “happy to eat it” people; maybe it was those forty years wandering the desert that took the picky out of us.  Oh, there were those who complained to Moses about the manna, day after day...

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Parenting Coach Q & A: “You’re Not My Real Family”

By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist

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Question:

Dear Rebecah-

My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also hitting and swearing. How do we get him to calm down when...

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The Minimum Requirement for An “A” In Parenting

By Ann Brown

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There really are no new topics in parenting. It’s the old same themes, just with new details. Or maybe that’s what I tell myself when I’m on a deadline for a parenting article and I have a headache from last night’s extensive “research” for pairing the best wine with each of the different flavored truffles I got as a Christmas gift from one of the parents in my class, and now I...

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Tips on Parenting: What Would Michelle Duggar Do?

By Ann Brown

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Discussions have been lively in parenting classes this month. We’ve been talking about practicing good behavior with our kids.

Well, it’s not exactly accurate to say, “we’ve been talking…” Admittedly, I’ve been doing most of the talking, and the parents have been doing most of the listening. I thinkthey were listening, although, come to think of it, I’m not certain. In fact, I don’t...

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Parenting: How Much Independence Should You Give Your Children?

By Ann Brown

How much independence to give your children

I intended to write this article on July 4 because I was thinking about independence, and raising independent kids, and that would have been timely.  But last July, on the morning of the 4th , my husband asked me if I wanted to go out on the boat for a few hours before people came over for a BBQ, and that’s pretty much the last thing I remember until right now. Oh wait. There was a...

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Parenting Expert: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

By Ann Brown, Parenting Consultant

 

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There are some really uncomfortable moments while raising kids. There are moments that embarrass you – when, say, you’ve run into an old flame from high school and you’re holding your two year old in your arms, thinking you look pretty darn fetching, and your kid says, “Mom! You have a really big bloody booger just hanging in your nose! Are you going to pick...

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Parenting Consultant: I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No

By Ann Brown, parenting consultant

Let your child be angry

I’m sitting on the living room couch as I write this column. My twenty-month old puppy, Phila, is snuggled next to me, her head on my lap. She is snoring happily. I am petting her, completely content. I’m also watching out for Robin because as soon as I see him coming up the stairs, I need to push Phila off the couch and pretend she was never there.
Phila isn’t...

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Parenting Consultant: Read My Lips

By Ann Brown

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On the agenda at this week’s faculty meeting was the book, How Children Succeed. The director had given us each a copy of the book at the back-to-school faculty retreat and we all agreed to read it and discuss it together. Because we are an erudite, intellectually curious, book-discussing kind of faculty. Plus, everyone is in a “yes” sort of mood at the beginning of the year. As...

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Parenting Consultant: “What I Don’t Know”

By Parenting Consultant, Ann Brown

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As I write this article, we are already encroaching upon 2014. Because I am an old crone compared to you who will be reading this, I can remember, back in the 1960’s, the awe I felt when I imagined what the new millennium would be like. The idea of the year 2014 was mind-blowing to me. It still is.

The world your children will grow to inherit is already so much...

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How Involved Should I Get In My Child’s School

By Joe Newman

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What do you say to a parent who asks, “How involved should I get in school?”

Before talking about this question I first want to talk about a more important underlying issue. Relations between parents and teachers are at an all-time low. Parents blame teachers for their child’s poor academic performance and teachers blame parents for raising badly behaved children. And while there...

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Talking To Children About Tragedies

By: Ann Brown

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Sadly, once again, we have been faced with terrible and frightening incidents in the news. The bombings in Boston came has a huge shock to all of us and many parents learned about it, or had to process it, in front of their children.
It can be difficult and confusing to navigate how, when and if to tell our children about the scary things that can happen around them. There is no one...

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Parenting: Good Cop

By Ann Brown, Parenting Consultant

The topic this month in parenting group was crime. Lying, cheating, stealing, taking bribes, racketeering – you know, stuff your little kids do that make you wonder if instead of contributing to their college funds you really should just toughen them up for prison. Switch out “The Little Mermaid” for “Oz”. The HBO one.

I bet no one told you about this when you...

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