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If I wanted a special doll, and I begged my mother for it, she would give me a speech about how I had three dolls at home and I di ...
Children can find bottomless reserves of righteousness, moral indignation, and rigidity--when the object is another child.
I tell parents ... when they are the recipients of public humiliation inflicted by their irrational toddlers or preschoolers, and ...
It is easy after a day full of hassles to experience a child as being just one more hassle, one more person who wants to sap our s ...
It isn't easy to see the formerly loving child who once curled up in our laps turn into a surly stranger who cannot spare us a kin ...
The best time to punish is not when we're at our maddest, but that's usually when we do it.
It is normal for children to test our limits--both in words and actions. Establishing independence from adult authority is a healt ...
When we acknowledge our children's right to want things, as well as their right to be upset when they can't have what they want, i ...
It's a fact of life: Children will naturally seek to gain the upper hand in a family, often at the expense of a younger or more vu ...
We often treat our children as though they are the first children in history to exhibit such terrible behavior. In our anger, we c ...
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