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Tip of the Day November 23

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Listen to your child and respect what he or she tells you.

Tip of the Day November 22

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Invite your child’s friends to hang out in your home when you are there. Take time to chat with them.

Tip of the Day November 21

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When your child pulls away from you and wants a lot of privacy, first understand that this is completely normal. However, do encourage trusted adults to stay connected to your child. While your kids may not want to talk to you, they may be much more open to talking to a teacher, a grandparent, or a neighbor.

Tip of the Day November 20

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Distract young children from inappropriate behavior and draw attention to how you want them to act.

Tip of the Day November 19

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Parenting is not a sprint. It’s a marathon (and maybe more like a triathlon). Pace yourself. You need time to unwind, even if only for a few minutes.

Tip of the Day November 18

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Give children opportunities to plan and to lead some family activities.

Tip of the Day November 17

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Ask your children to read to you as they learn to read. Show them that you are excited about their reading.

Tip of the Day November 16

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Know that there will be times when parenting is overwhelming and stressful. That’s true for all parents. You’re not alone.

Tip of the Day November 15

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Teach your children how to care for special things—such as toys, books, or plants—by themselves.

Tip of the Day November 14

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Emphasize participation in sports and activities more than competition.

Tip of the Day November 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-11-23 08:32

Be honest when you lose your temper. All parents do sometimes. It’s good for kids to see that adults aren’t always perfect.

Our Marriage Ended. Our Family Did Not.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-11-23 07:49
Of course we tried staying together for the sake of our son. Until one night, during one of our fine-tuned feuds, our shouting woke up the baby.

Tip of the Day November 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-11-22 08:34

Know that teaching a child to resolve conflicts peacefully takes a long time. Kids need to practice, and they need to practice often. Keep reminding them what to do when they’re upset and want to fight.

Soaking Cranberries, and Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:30
Isn't the rule that no one has to cook anything over Thanksgiving week that isn't for Thanksgiving?

Why This Troop Leader Quit the Girl Scouts

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:49
As a former Girl Scout Troop Leader, I have a theory about why membership is dropping. It's not the badges. It's not the cookies. It's the endless, endless forms.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:13
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

Tip of the Day November 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:35

Actively honor Veteran’s Day with your family by attending a parade, making cards for veterans, or hanging the flag. Discuss why you recognize the holiday with your kids.

H Is for Helicopter, G Is For Guilt — What’s Your Modern Parent Letter?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-11-20 13:47
If Q is for Quinoa, E is for Equipped (for Everything) and M is for Meltdown, what's your nominee for the modern parent's alphabet?

‘Why Is This Happening in Your Life?’ Parents in the Child Welfare System Need to Be Heard

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-11-20 11:32
The news tends to dwell on the tragedies, but most children who enter foster care go home to parents—like me—who repair their families and refuse to give up hope.

Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:41
Talking about gratitude and giving around the Thanksgiving table is a great time to start a new family tradition: jump starting better conversations every night.
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