Preschool Discipline Related Articles & Blog Posts

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    Monkey See, Monkey Do Principle of Parenting

    What are you teaching your kids? You may be shocked to realize much of your child’s behavior, whether appropriate or not, is connected to how you parent. Parenting is the toughest job you will ever have. What other job requires you to supervise, protect, teach, encourage, love, provide for, and use empathy, thoughtfulness, kindness, patience […]

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  • Temper Tantrums - When to Worry

    Temper Tantrums – When to Worry

    Temper tantrums can be a normal and common part of early childhood, but sometimes they are a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed. Parents often ask me whether their child’s tantrums are beyond what is normal. When is a red-faced preschooler screaming and flailing about normal; when is the tantrum a cause […]

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  • The Bedtime Pass Program

    The Bedtime Pass Program

    For almost ten years now I’ve suggested using a simple, easy “Get Out of Bed Free Card” for those who want to help preschool and school-age children learn to happily stay in their own rooms at night. I’ve heard from thousands of parentsaround the world who have been thrilled with the results.

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  • Throwing Fits

    Throwing Fits

    My daughter is 3 years old and has allergies. I have been divorced for about a year and a half and she has been throwing horrible fits for about as long. She hits, bites, pinches, and kicks. I have…

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  • Hitting and Biting

    Hitting and Biting

    My 3-year-old son constantly hits and bites (more clothing than skin, but sometimes skin) and pulls hair. He has a hard time listening. We’ve tried several disciplinary actions (time-out, holding time-out) but nothing works and sometimes he smirks! What…

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  • Get Out of Bed Free Card -- A fun way to keep kids in bed!

    Get Out of Bed Free Card — A fun way to keep kids in bed!

    The October 1999 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine reports success with giving preschool and school-age children a free pass to get out of bed once each night. Originator, clinical psychologist Dr. Patrick C. Friman, gave children 5×7 cards embossed with their names.

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  • Ownership and Sharing Rules

    Ownership and Sharing Rules

    For my children, we have three rules of sharing to help teach respect:

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