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How to get your child to eat without a fight

How to get your child to eat without a fight

Fighting to get a child to eat is a common family struggle. Luckily, parents can use a no-nonsense approach to avoid struggles over food while reinforcing good behaviors so children learn to have a healthy relationship with food and mealtimes.

When food becomes a tool to create stress or anxiety in a family, the rhythm of the family is disturbed. Since food is a common element of life, having conflict over food means there is constant conflict in the family. Yet, there are ways to stop the struggle and enjoy food and family time.

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5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good about discipline

5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good about discipline

Is disciplining your child a parenting dilemma for you? Here are five guiding principles to safely and effectively discipline your child. Additionally, a short list of activities that parents should avoid using as discipline are given because they may permanently hurt a child physically, emotionally, or psychologically.

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Is your child prepared to launch? How to support your child in ‘letting go’ before moving

Is your child prepared to launch? How to support your child in ‘letting go’ before moving

Are you sure your child is prepared to move into a new school or home? Have you ever wondered how to support your child in letting go before moving? This article takes you through the process.

When a move is approaching, it’s natural to be focused on the location where you will be landing. Many important decisions and choices need to be made, such as where to live, what schools to attend, which house to buy or rent, etc. However, it is also important not to overlook tying up the experience for children at the launch site – the place you are leaving.

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Is overindulgence robbing your child of happiness?

Is overindulgence robbing your child of happiness?

Do you think overindulgence may be making your child unhappy? If so, the following may be of interest to you.

Overindulgence, when too frequent and without limit, takes away pleasure from children. It robs them of the opportunity to feel the specialness of something extraordinary. Nothing is exceptional to overindulged children, they take everything for granted. The only thing an overindulged child can focus on is how to get more.

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